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Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 94, Issue 90
From Associated Press reports
MANAGUA, Nicaragua A government prosec
utor Wednesday opened the case against U.S. mercenary
Eugene Hasenfus by presenting documents found after
Sandinista troops shot down his Contra supply plane.
The prosecutor, Ivan Villavicencio, handed evidence
one piece at a time to the court secretary, including
a card Nicaraguan authorities say gave Hasenfus access
to restricted areas of Ilopango military airport in El
Neither Hasenfus nor his Nicaraguan lawyer, Enrique
Sotelo Borgen, was in court. Presentation of evidence
by the prosecution and defense to the special political
tribunal trying the first American captured in
Nicaragua's 4 '2-year war was to last eight to 12 days.
Hasenfus lawyer told The Associated Press in a
telephone interview that once the prosecution presents
its case, the tribunal has to notify him in writing so
he can respond in writing. It was not clear whether
he would be allowed to present defense arguments in
Hasenfus, a 45-year-old former Marine from
Marinette, Wis., is charged with terrorism, conspiracy
and violating public security. If convicted by the three
member tribunal, he could face up to 30 years in prison.
Griffin Bell, a former U.S. attorney general who is
acting as an adviser to the Nicaraguan lawyer, left
Wednesday to prepare the defense after Sandinista
authorities barred him from seeing Hasenfus. Bell said
he would return Sunday.
Reynaldo Monterrey, the tribunal's president, said
on the government Voice of Nicaragua radio that
Hasenfus lawyer could have 50 advisers if he wished,
but only Sotelo Borgen could see evidence presented
in the case.
The card which purportedly gave the captured
mercenary access to restricted areas of Ilopango was
numbered 4422, was made out to Hasenfus and bore
the Salvadoran air force emblem.
The card, issued July 28 with an expiration date of
Jan. 28, 1987, read "Group: USA" and "Specialty:
Adviser." On the reverse, under "Restricted areas," was
a list of numbers.
Hasenfus has said that he participated in 10 arms
drops to the U.S.-backed rebels from bases in El
Salvador and Honduras and that the operations were
coordinated by the CIA. Tons of arms were stored at
Ilopango, then shipped to the rebels, known as Contras,
who are fighting the leftist Nicaraguan government.
Live-In cultural program set
By MARY PARADESES
More than 40 students will be
chosen to participate next year in
UNITAS, a program designed by
Student Government to promote
relations between students of differ
ing cultural backgrounds.
"We aren't separating minorities,"
said Emily Asque, a Student Govern
ment executive assistant who is
helping to coordinate the program.
"Instead, we are trying to bring
together multi-cultural people so
they can learn about one another and
According to Asque, the UNITAS
program has three goals:
B to achieve a racial and cultural
B to involve students who have
Police report more vandalism
By RACHEL ORR
The total number of incidents
dealt with by University Police
decreased in the last year, although
there does appear to be an increase
in vandalism and assault incidents,
Sgt. Ned Comar said Wednesday.
But the University Police Depart
ment is getting more tip-off calls than
in the past, Comar said. He attrib
uted the increased tip-offs to stu
dents' awareness of the department's
policy of keeping informants
Increased vandalism and assault
incidents cpuld be linked to the rise
of the legal drinking age to 21, which
Comar said may have changed
students' attitudes. "There is less self
control expressed this year than
last," he said.
Students have not really gone hog
wild, he said, but they seem more
easily aggravated to violence this
"It seems to me that we're getting
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previous experience with racial and
cultural issues or students who have
been active on-campus in different
B to involve students who have
not participated in many campus
activities, but are interested in
learning about other cultures.
A wing of suites in Carmichael
Residence Hall will be used for the
program, so 47 students and one R A
will be chosen through interviews.
Applications, along with a housing
contract available at Carr Building,
must be turned in at Suite C in the
Student Union by Jan. 9.
Selected students will receive
letters to interview from Student
Government by Jan. 12. Final
acceptance will be Jan. 26, in time
more vandalism, and the vandalism
type seems to be more malicious,"
"It's such an unnecessary waste,"
he said. Sports and other physical
activities can help vandals release
tensions without resorting to vio
lence, he said.
To discourage future vandalism,
posters telling students of the costs
of vandalism are located throughout
campus, and vandalized property is
restored as quickly as possible,
"If you let it go," he said, "it's going
to snowball into something worse."
Comar said most of the vandalism
on campus was probably done by
students. He said they were some
times attracted to vandalism and
disruptive crimes like pulling fire
alarms because they could easily
Although incidents of vandalism
and assault are up, the number and
severity of reported thefts on campus
has decreased, Comar said.
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to submit housing contracts in the
Three hours of academic credit
may be earned, depending on how
well-developed the program is dur
ing the first month. The academic
portion will consist of speakers, a
two-hour seminar each week, small
group presentations and discussion
Research will also be part of the
program. Socially, students may
plan to have dances and dinners, and
they will set up a residence-hall
"We want to train people to be
active on campus and in the com
munity," Asque said. "And so far,
the administration has been very
Because students have been quick
to report suspicious people, many
incidents of theft have probably been
prevented, he said.
Also, more students in residence
halls are following the University's
advice to keep valuables locked in
a trunk, he said.
If the trend of fewer thefts con
tinues, Comar said, there would be
a good chance that this year would
have the lowest number of bicycle
Despite the drinking age change,
University Police have only charged
a few students for underage alcohol
consumption, he said.
Comar said he thought some
students were drinking illegally, but
they are being discreet and taking
precautions against getting caught.
University Police's top priority is
not to search for illegal drinking, but
police are watching for intoxicated
drivers because they are potentially
life-threatening, Comar said.
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By SUZANNE JEFFRIES
The University should cancel
classes and sponsor activities in
observance of Martin Luther King
Jr.'s birthday, the Student Congress
voted 14-4 Wednesday.
The resolution, co-authored by
Rob Friedman (Dist. 16) and
speaker Jaye Sitton (Dist. 1 1), asks
the University to recognize the
national holiday because of King's
leadership in the civil rights move
ment and his contribution to human
rights in America.
Also, observing the holiday would
"demonstrate a strong commitment
to minority concerns on the part of
the University," according to the
Friedman said the primary reason
to acknowledge the holiday is
because King was a great man.
"North Carolina is one of only three
states in the United States that
doesn't recognize his birthday as a
state holiday," he said. Louisiana
and Alabama are the other states
that don't observe King's birthday.
Passing the resolution would show
that the University has some interest
in minority concerns, Friedman said.
"Right now the University wouldn't
know minority concerns if they came
up and bit them on the bottom," he
Sitton said recognition of the
holiday would be "something tang
ible to show minority students at the
Representative Jim Adams (Dist.
20) disagreed. "I'm not sure that Dr.
KingV birthday should be used as
something to boost minority recruit
ment," he said. Adams said the bill
did not "adequately do what the
authors want it to." Adams said that
other holidays such as Columbus
Day and president's birthdays are
not recognized by canceled classes.
The original resolution read that
classes be canceled from 10 a.m. until
1 p.m. on the Jan. 19 holiday, but
an amendment by Student Body
President Bryan Hassel to cancel
his future directing from upstairs
Upendo Lounge, 9 p.m. '
classes for the entire day passed 9-8-2.
"The intention is good, but the
logistics fall through," said Steve
Griffin (Dist. 5). "The University
does a lot to recruit minorities
a day of recognition would be good,
but not canceling classes." '
The University already sponsors
programs for King's birthday, but
the resolution calls for "making a
special observance of his birthday,"
Hassel said. "If we dont cancel
classes we're doing nothing, and
that's what the University is doing."
Jody Beasley (Dist. 16) said he sees
the resolution as setting a dangerous
precedent for canceling classes. "It's
a little bit outrageous right now to
expect the University to go along
with this," he said.
Brian Bailey (Dist. 17) agreed,
saying that if the University recog
nizes King's birthday by canceling
classes, other groups would want to
cancel classes. "I see problems with
the bill . . . I've talked with a lot of
constituents, and a lot of people
don't really care about it," he said.
"I dont think that this bill helps
See CONGRESS page 5
From Associated Press reports
COLLEGE PARK, MD. Lefty
Driesell, bowing to pressure of the
administration, resigned as basket
ball coach at the University of
Maryland Wednesday to become an
assistant athletic director.
"I make this announcement with
mixed emotions," Driesell said,
reading from a prepared statement,
"because I have loved every one of
my 17 years as head coach at
"But it is obvious that the admin
istration wants to make a coaching
change," he continued, "and I do not
want to coach if I am not wanted."
Driesell declined to accept any
questions, but as he walked to his
car outside Cole Field House, he said
his new duties have not yet been
"I dont know what 111 be doing,"
he said. "I'll do whatever they tell
me to do." ; ;
Driesell told reporters and several
hundred fans in the stands that the
university "has agreed to honor the '
fiancial terms of my contract, which
: has eight years remaining." :
After thanking students and fans
for their support over the yearsT,
Driesell walked down the court-to
cheers from those assembled, hug
ging his wife and two daughtersas
they exited the building. ' ; J
Slaughter said that Driesell's nev
position did not mean he was being
"scapegoated" for the cocaine intox
ication death of basketball star Leri
Bias on June 19. -.
"The major reason for this is that
it is imperative that our basketball
players be more successful in their
academic pursuits," Slaughter said.
But he denied that Driesell was
responsible for drug use and the
apparent academic failure of many
See DRIESELL page 6
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