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10The Daily Tar HeelFriday, November 7, 1986
94i j?ar o editorial freedom
Jim Zook, &foor
Randy Farmer, Managing Editor
ED BRACKETT, Associate Editor
DEWEY MESSER, Associate Editor
Tracy Hill, News Editor
GRANT PARSONS, University Editor
Linda Montanari, cuy Editor
JILL GERBER, State and National Editor
Scott Fowler, sports Editor
KATHY PETERS, Features Editor
ROBERT KEEFE, Business Editor
Elizabeth Ellen, Am Editor
DAN CHARLSON, Photography Editor
Small victories for human rights
While the media ponder attempts
to "salvage" the Reykjavik summit
during this week's U.S.-Soviet talks in
Vienna, small victories are being won
in the background of both meetings.
During the Iceland talks, citizens
from the United States, Britain and
Israel protested human rights viola
tions, challenging Soviets face to face.
When Mikhail Shirman asked Soviet
officials to allow his sister to depart
for Israel, permission was granted. In
front of the cameras, Kremlin officials
may have had little choice.
Soviet Jews have been especially
persecuted because they are often easy
to identify by their names and the cards
citizens must carry stating their ethnic
backgrounds. The National Council
on Soviet Jewry estimates that of the
2.5 million Jews in the Soviet Union,
400,000 are trying to emigrate. Last
year, only 1,140 were allowed to leave.
For Soviet citizens of any religious
or racial background, leaving is nearly
impossible. Obtaining an exit visa
takes approximately 35 steps, includ
ing signatures from all past and present
employers. A request for a visa usually
means the loss of one's job, and most
applications are refused or
Kremlin officials are trying to
improve their poor image. After
November's Reagan-Gorbachev sum
mit, Soviets promised to issue more
exit visas in order to unite divided
families. But of the 117 split families
with members who have applied to
leave the Soviet Union, only four
citizens have been granted an exit visa.
In Vienna Wednesday, Soviet diplo
mats promised that their agencies will
now rule on visa requests within one
month. But there is an exception for
"special cases," including room for
many refusals. In this category are
those privy to state secrets, those
involved in unresolved property issues
and those charged with a crime.
The promises are only a partial
victory for those fighting for the rights
of Soviet citizens, those who must
continue applying pressure on the
Kremlin. But there have been victories.
Anatoly Shcharansky was released
after the Geneva summit. Armand
Hammer, an 88-year-old business
tycoon, convinced the Soviets to allow
David Goldfarb to accompany him to
the United States.
Human Rights Week begins Sun
day. Participants will attempt to
inform students about human rights
abuses, but awareness is a first step.
Efforts at the summits show that
abusers of freedom dislike attention.
Students, journalists and businessmen
such as Hammer must continue peti
tioning on behalf of the persecuted,
constantly reminding the free world of
For if Americans forget, the last
hope for the persecuted will likely fade.
Ticket policy pampers athletes
There are two foes facing those
students who have bought parking
permits for the Eringhaus parking lot:
the athletic department and the traffic
office. The mentality and expectations
of each are unreasonable.
Hundreds of athletes must converge
daily at Eringhaus to eat at the training
table. Currently, athletes are given
carte blanche to park their cars at the
hall between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
According to an "understanding"
between the traffic office and the
athletic department, the lot is not
ticketed during those hours, which
coincide with the training table's
But what about those who have paid
dearly to park at Eringhaus? The
current ticketing policy, while it may
serve admirably the athletes who must
attend Eringhaus' training table, is a
disservice for Eringhaus permit
holders. Drivers owning Eringhaus
permits who try to find a space during
lunchtime are often out of luck and
must park elsewhere. And when these
unfortunates have to pay fines for
parking illegally in other lots, they are
being forced to perpetually pay for
their parking rights.
The non-ticketing policy is an easily
abused privelege. At some time
between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., not only
are most athletes probably on campus
anyway, but are within easy walking
distance to Eringhaus. If any special
parking privelege is to be extended to
athletes who don't have the necessary
permit, it should be those who have
no other method to reach Eringhaus.
Other students depend on a variety
of methods to reach campus, including
riding a bicycle, taking a bus or
forming a carpool. Those who have
paid for a parking permit can park
in their lots. Why should athletes be
The Daily Tar Heel
Editorial Writer: Kathy Nanney
Omnibus Editor: Sallie Krawcheck
Assistant Managing Editors: Jennifer Cox, Amy Hamilton, Donna Leinwand and Regan Murray.
News: Jeanna Baxter, Stephanie Burrow, Charlotte Cannon, Chris Chapman, Paul Cory, Sabrina Darley,
Kimberly Edens, Michelle Efird, Jennifer Essen, Jeannie Faris, Scott Greig, Maria Haren, Nancy
Harrington, Suzanne Jeffries, Susan Jensen, Sharon Kebschull, Michael Kolb, Teresa Kriegsman, Laura
Lance, Alicia Lassiter, Mitra Lotfi, Brian Long, Justin McGuire, Karen McManis, Laurie Martin,
Toby Moore, Dan Morrison, Felisa Neuringer, Rachel Orr, Fred Patterson, Liz Saylor, Sheila Simmons,
Rachel Stiffler, Elisa Turner, Nicki Weisensee, Beth Williams, Robert Wilderman and Bruce Wood.
Jo Fleischer and Jean Lutes, assistant university editors. Donna Leinwand, assistant state and national
editor. Cindy Clark, Ruth Davis and Michael Jordan, wire editors.
Sports: Mike Berardino, James Surowiecki and Bob Young, assistant sports editors. Bonnie Bishop,
Greg Cook, Phyllis Fair, Laura Grimmer, Clay Hodges, Greg Humphreys, Lorna Khalil, Eddy Landreth,
Mike Mackay, Jill Shaw and Wendy Stringfellow.
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Arts: James Burrus, David Hester, Alexandra Mann, Rene Meyer, Beth Rhea, Kelly Rhodes and Rob
Photography: Charlotte Cannon, Larry Childress, Jamie Cobb, Tony Deifell, Janet Jarman and Julie
Copy Editors: Karen Anderson, assistant news editor. Dorothy Batts, Beverly Imes, Lisa Lorentz, Sherri
Murray, Sally Pearsall, Marielle Stachura and Joy Thompson.
Editorial Cartoonists: Adam Cohen, Bill Cokas and Trip Park.
Campus Calendar: Mindelle Rosenberg and David Starnes.
Business and Advertising: Anne Fulcher, general manager; Patricia Benson, advertising director; Mary
Pearse, advertising coordinator. Angela Ostwalt, business manager; Cammie Henry, accounts receivable
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Knowledge combats freedom abuses
The authors are co-chairs for the Com
mittee for Human Rights Week
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
and the world will live as one.
These words by John Lennon describe
our attitude when creating Human
Rights Week '86. The dream is of a
world in peace, no one persecuted or abused,
where there is no need for a Human Rights
Human Rights Week 6: Educating the
World About Itself, is Nov. 9-12. During
these four days, speakers include the
executive director of Amnesty International,
the daughter of a political prisoner in South
Africa, the wife of a man killed in the 1973
Pinochet Revolution, the chairman of the
Task Force on Human Rights and Academic
Freedom of the Latin American Studies
Association, and the Dean of Student
Sunday focuses on trying to dissolve
myths about hunger and help people
strengthen their commitment to meeting the
world's desperate need. Monday is South
Africa Day with Maki Mandela, daughter
of political prisoner Nelson Mandela,
speaking on her personal experiences
growing up under the apartheid system in
South Africa. Two UNICEF films will also
be shown in the Union.
Central and South America will be
Tuesday's focus. The role of women in
traditional Latin American society and the
abuses of human rights in El Salvador and
Chile will be described in movies and
discussions. Joyce Hormon, widow of
Charles Hormon will describe events leading
up to the 1973 Pincohet Revolution in Chile
and her efforts to find out about her
husband's death. Hormon was killed during
revolution and Mrs. Horman's struggle to
obtain information about his death is the
basis of the movie, "Missing."
On Wednesday, we look at the United
States and the human rights violations here.
The day includes a program on date rape
and the right of women to say "no" and
be heard, and debate on capital punishment
between Ron Stephen, Durham County
District Attorney and Roger Smith, a
The theme of this year's Human Rights
Week is education, helping others be more
informed. We believe it helps explain the
need for a Human Rights Week at all. If
people were more aware of the human rights
violations occuring around them, people
would try to end these violations. Through
this week, we hope to educate the campus
about these abuses. Only by being informed
can we know how to respond, and educating
students here is the best beginning.
Armed with knowledge of human rights
violations we believe the students would
work to do away persecution, discrimination
and other abuses. But we must put aside
differences in politics and religion to work
together. Human rights can be fought for
by capitalists and communists, Christians
and non-Christians, whites, blacks and other
This is an optimistic and simplistic view.
We realize this fact. But if people only work
towards the goal of a world where all rights
are upheld, with time and dedication, there
will be success. To quote another song, "We
are young despite the years, we are con
cerned. We have hope despite the time."
Rob Vanderberry is a sophomore
RTVMP major from Chesapeake, Va.
Richard Archie is a sophomore Economics!
Political Science major from Washington,
To the editor:
Have you ever tried to get
money from Student Govern
ment? While the process seems
simple, getting results is a
different matter. Our group,
the International Association
of Students in Business and
Commerce, or AIESEC, has
been plagued by Student
Government red tape. Through
bureaucracy, one of our
members has been denied the
chance to participate in a
matching of students and jobs.
AIESEC members worked
hard for six months to earn this
chance, and when we selected
a member to represent us, her
application was denied by our
national office because Student
Government had neglected to
mail her processing fee.
When AIESEC first
requested a Student Activities
Fund Office account, we felt
that the University s system
would help us get back on our
feet financially and stand
behind our goals. It appears
that they have done the oppo
site. We requested funds in
March, and because of various
delays, our bill was not
approved until Sept. 17. Our
problems were just beginning.
It took three weeks for the bill
to be signed and our account
to be opened. And we have yet
to see our money, except for
$22 in stamps.
We don't feel we are to blame
for this delay. As finance
director, 1 have done every
thing according to procedure to
make our request as reasonable
and easy to approve as possible.
I feel that AIESEC has been
mislead by the Finance Com
mittee as to the length of this
process and by the Student
Body Treasurer as to the avail
ability of our money for
A combination of procrasti
nation, failure to keep office
hours and lack of information
about processes is keeping
Student Government from
helping meet the needs of this
campus. Had we known of the
delays and confusion, we would
have stayed in our office down
the hall and left Student
In six months, we could have
put energy into fundraising
projects and paid our bills on
our own. We are currently in
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debt to the phone company,
our status on the national level
is in jeopardy because of unmet
deadlines, and worse, a
member has lost the chance of
a lifetime. Our normal func
tions such as newsletters, mar
keting calls, and campus pro
jects have been halted. Even
though I have faith in the goals
of Student Government, their
own bureaucracy gets in the
way of meeting some of these
ANN E. BUNGE
To the editor:
I was offended and disturbed
by your sensationalist Hallo
ween expose of three unsolved
murders of Chapel Hill women
("Very real chills from the Hill",
Oct. 30). The article itself was
a pointless but at least subdued
recounting of the facts in each
case, but the Omnibus editor's
presentation of the piece
complete with gleaming
butcher knife on the cover and
a goulish cartoon of the Grim
Reaper exploits women's
horror of assault for a cheap
"hair-raising" Halloween thrill.
Halloween is a holiday. Vio
lence against women is a crime
no less real and devastating to
its victims today than it was 20
years ago when Suellen Evans
"fell to the ground dead, her
clothes covered with blood." If
you cannot deal seriously with
the reality of rape, murder and
assault of women, don't deal
with it at all.
Not just merit
To the editor:
I would like to clear up a few
things regarding Lisa Blight
on's Oct. 28 letter. First, I must
concede that Stephanie Alsh
wede is intelligent, open
minded and hard-working. But ,
her merits did not construct her
Unknowingly, Alshwede had
many factions working for her
and against Keith Poston. The
Group, our campus' most tact
ful organization, rallied door to
door in Carmicheal Residence
Hall, where Poston lives, in
order to prevent his attainment
of the Student Congress seat.
The campus is well aware of
Poston's conservative ideolo
gies, so liberals will do just
about anything to keep him out
of any representative body.
Alshwede probably gained
many votes on her merits, but
not the number necessary to
She may thank unknown
liberals for her victory.
Blighton may wish to call Keith
Poston's disgust "sour grapes,"
but 1 and many others who
have been here longer than
three months consider Keith's
excuse damn good reasoning.
A collection of notable quotes for the
week ending Nov. 7. 1986
"Many of you look to be about my age
and you remember a beautiful ballad from
the '30s. I think it was composed by Jerome
Kern, 'The Best Things in Life Are Free.'
And, by God, they are. "
David Jacobsen speaking to reporters
about his release Sunday, after being held
hostage 17 months in Lebanon.
"If there was a Reagan revolution, it s
Former Speaker of the House Tip
O'Neill after election returns showed the
Democratic Party had retained control of
the House and had gained a majority in the
"Whatever else it is, it's great to be a
Democrat. ... And when the Democratic
Party is on the move. North Carolina is on
the move. "
Terry Sanford, jubilant after having
won the Senate race against the incumbent
senator, Jim Broyhill.
" don't know how we could have done
a better job. ... We didn 't have coattails
to pull on. "
Rep. Bill Cobey, in his congratulations
for David Price, who will take over Cobey 's
4th Congressional District seat.
"The SAT makes it all too easy. But I'm
not saying we should drop the tests. "
Chancellor Christopher Fordham's
reaction to a suggestion in a study recently
released by the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching. The study
suggested that if colleges do not use scores
on the Scholastic Aptitude Test in the
admissions process, then the test should not
"I've seen the brutish side of humanity,
but I've seen the other side too. . . . It gives
me hope for humanity. "
- Bryon Joganch, on how being a N.C.
Central Prison inmate has changed his
AND SO FORTH
" What about that 95-yard pass you threw
from behind your back while falling to the
"Well, it was okay. I can't take credit for
that either. "
UNC football player Lee Gliarmis.
posing as both interviewer and quarterback'
Mark Maye. Gliarmis highlighted Coach
Dick Crum's weekly press conference with
an uncommonly good stand-up routine.
7!v a chance to meet nice guys. Most
guys are taken or they 're gay or they 're hung
up on their mothers or they 're married and
don 't say. "
Stephanie Wolff, of Cary, on why she
likes the Cary Winn Dixie's Singles Night
a chance to mingle and mix among the
Compiled by Associate Editor Dewey
Messer. a senior journalism major from