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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 5
Friday, February 20, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By DEBBIE RZASA
The town of Chapel Hill wants
some control over the design of a
S96 million power plant the Univer
sity plans to build on Cameron
Avenue, according to one Town
Most people dont realize how
enormous the plant will be. council
member Julie Andresen said. "The
boilers w ill be as tall as a 1 2-story
building." she said.
1 he University must work with the
town on the project. Andresen said.
By DEBBIE RZASA
Since the members of the 69th
Student Congress were sworn in
Monday, the 68th Congress may not
have had authority to pass a bill
Wednesday night prohibiting con
gress members from voting on
funding of organizations to which
they belong, a congress member said
Guy Lucas (Dist. 19) said he plans
to appeal the bill because a clause
in the congress' by-laws states that
representatives serve only until their
successors are elected.
But Rob Friedman (Dist. 16),
speaker of the new congress, said he
thought the old congress still had the
authority to act on the bill.
. "The 68th Student Congress offk
cially . . . (adjourned) halfway
through Wednesday night's meeting
and the new congress took over,"
Friedman said Thursday. "It's tra
ditional for the old congress to close
old business first."
For Lucas to win his appeal, he
would have to take his case to the
Student Supreme Court and prove
he was adversely affected by the bill's
passage, Friedman said. "It's
unlikely that hell succeed."
Also at the congress meeting
Tuesday, Phillip Parkerson-Ripley
(Dist. 18) argued that Jody Beasley,
a member of the old congress who
drafted the bill, had directed the bill
at the Carolina Gay and Lesbian
Association supporters on the
Jim Duley (Dist. 20), former treas
urer of the CGLA, was moving out
of the CGLA office Thursday when
he said the organization was not
against the bill.
"Some CGLA members have
expressed concern about the bill,"
Duley said. "But only four or five
members of congress were CGLA
members, and the CGLA by-laws
force members to quit if they're
elected to congress.
"Our problem with the bill is in
its wording," he said. "It's very
vague. Not just CGLA members are
bothered by the bill. From the way
. it's worded, no congress members
can vote on the final budget because
we're all students and it's a conflict
Faculty members to
By LAURA PEARLMAN
A group of U NC faculty members
will present a resolution at the
Faculty Council meeting today to
protest UNC's policy of random
druy testing for all athletes.
As the policy now stands, all
varsity and junior varsity athletes at
the University are subject to a
minimum ol two unannounced drug
tests during the season, and an
unannounced test is possible on any
given day lor any athlete.
Members of the UNC chapter of
the American Association of Univer
sity Presidents (AAUP) contend that
random testing of athletes for evi
dence of drug abuse violates the
"Without guidance, the power plant
would probably look like a bare
"The University is putting a lot of
money into this project, and they
need to consider what a poor design
would take away from the area."
The power plant is the biggest,
most expensive construction project
ever undertaken bv the Universitv.
A committee of council members.
University employees and local
residents met in late January to
discuss architectural plans for the
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to pick their way through the
athletes' protection against unreas
onable search and seizure by a
"My personal reaction is that there
is absolutely no need and no place
for this sort of drug testing in the
University," said Madeline Levine,
a member of AAUP's executive
committee and chairman of UNC's
Department of Slavic Languages.
The present drug testing policy is
a violation of students' Fourth
Amendment rights, Levine said, and
could lead to self-incrimination.
The 3-part proposed resolution
n Whereas the drug-testing of
athletes at the University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill is applied to all
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snve mount on power plamit
plant, which will be built in a
Council members granted the
University a special use permit to
allow construction of the plant, but
not without including some stipula
tions. Andresen said.
II precautions aren't taken, the
building could be an eyesore for area
residents, she said. The council did
not have to approve the University's
request for a special use permit to
build the plant.
"But if we said no, they could have
gone over our heads to the state
protest drug testing
athletes without regard to possible
a Whereas such testing may be a
violation of athletes' privacy and of
their Constitutional right to be
protected from unreasonable search
and seizure by a government agencv
Be it resolved that the Faculty
Council protests the current drug
testing program at UNC-CH and
urges that changes be made in the
Instead of testing athletes lor drug
abuse, the University should educate
them about the dangers of drug use.
"It's the University's responsibility
to educate the athletes," she said.
legislature," she said. "And (then) we
would have no control over the
As a compromise, the University
agreed to listen to the suggestions
of the special committee formed by
the council, Andresen said.
The commitee's main goal is to
achieve "an architectural design
which will harmonize with the
neighborhood as much as possible
and which will minimize the appar
ent scale and mass of the plant
structure," said a report issued by
DTH Charles Carriere
Blanchette, a junior from Charlotte, takes off to
keep his leopard-skin high-tops high and dry.
"That's what it's here for."
George Kennedy, chairman of the
council, said it is difficult to predict
how the council members will vote
on the issue.
"(But) the Council tends to be
liberal and I wouldn't be at all
surprised if it passed," Kennedy said.
The council has no power to
change the University's stand on any
issue, but its decisions are respected
by the administration, Kennedy said.
II the resolution is passed, he said,
opposition to the, random drug
testing policy will be recommended
to Chancellor Christopher Fordham
who tends to be sensitive to
faculty opinion and usually makes
an effort to carrv out its wishes
The committee will also consider
the plant's emission standards,
technical feasibility and cost, the
A local architect developed an idea
so that the town could hold a
national design competition for the
plant, Andresen said.
Instead the University hired an
architect, who will bring ideas before
the committee to discuss alternative
designs for the plant, Andresen said.
From the architect's advice, the
committee will develop a plan and
present it to Farris Womack, UNC
By MARK FOLK
Although no money has been
allotted yet for Springiest, the all
campus concert will probably take
place April II, organizers said
"Unless something totally beyond
our control happens, we're going to
have Springfest." said Elizabeth
Cass, project organizer and
governor-elect for Henderson Res
idence College ( H RC).
HRC is made up of Alexander.
Connor and Winston residence halls.
The residence hall government has
helped sponsor Springfest for the
past 14 years.
But things haven't gone as well for
organizers this year as in the past,
mostly because of inadequate funds
and complaints from the Chapel Hill
police department and town resi
dents, Cass said.
"I've talked to the Chapel Hill
police about their concerns and the
HRC about funding." she said.
"Now I just have to talk to the
In past years, funding for Spring
fest has come from HRC, the
Resident Hall Association, Student
Congress and commercial sponsors,
Cass said. Although Cass said she
feels sure that funding will come
from the same groups this year, she
isn't sure exactlv how much.
freed after five years
From Associated Press reports
MOSCOW Psychiatrist Anat
oly Koryagin came home Thursday
alter five years in a labor camp, and
officials said Jewish activist Josef
Begun would be out of prison in 24
hours, nearly a week after his release
was first announced.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Gen
nady Gerasimov reported the
releases at a news briefing. Koryagin,
who had accused authorities of
putting sane dissidents in psychiatric
hospitals, and Begun were among the
most prominent dissidents still held,
but other well-known activists
remain in prisons or labor camps.
Begun. 55. was still at Chistopol
Prison on Thursday.
An Interior Minstry official tele
phoned Begun's wife Inna on Thurs
day night and told her to go to the
prison, 500 miles east of Moscow,
for her husband's release Friday.
"Boris and I will be going to
Chistopol as soon as we can get
tickets." Mrs. Begun said. Boris is
Begun's son from a previous
"1 was told my husband will be
Treed tomorrow, in the second half
of the day." she said in a telephone
, Begun, a teacher of Hebrew, was
pardoned Tuesday by a decree of the
Supreme Soviet, the nominal
national parliament. He was sent
vice chancellor of business and
"I'm disappointed that they're not
holding the contest," Andresen said.
"But the fact that they hired such
a notable architect indicates that they
are serious about finding the best
The University plans to cooperate
fully with the town, said Physical
Plant Director Herbert Paul. Wom
ack could not be reached for
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"We need about $3,300 to put on
this concert," Cass said. "Though
that's a lot of money, 1 hope that
these groups can afford it."
Besides funding problems, Cass
said she has also had to deal with
concerns voiced by the police
Maj. Arnold Gold. Chapel Hill's
interim police chief, said Thursday
that after past Springfests, the
about illegal parking, excessive
noise, litter and alcohol abuse.
Overflowing crowds are also a
problem, he said.
"The main complaints that we
have gotten in the past deal with
illegal parking and littering," Gold
said. "Hopefully we can cut some of
that out this year."
In response to Gold's request that
such problems be better controlled
this year, HRC has decided to use
monitors to park cars, pick up trash
and help enforce the alcohol policy.
"We're going to work with the
police to do all that we can to make
this concert as successful as possi
ble," Cass said.
Aitnougn Lass wouldnt release
the names of the bands HRC is
trying to hire for this year's concert,
she did say that organizers are
working to get at least three bands
and possibly one comedian.
enced in 1983 to seven years in prison
for anti-Soviet agitation and
A Soviet official announced his
release prematurely in a television
interview on CBS last Sunday.
Mrs. Begun and Boris said other
dissidents freed from Chistopol
recently told them Josef Begun is the
last remaining prisoner held there for
alleged anti-Soviet activity. At least
150 dissidents have been released in
the past three weeks, and officials
said an equal number of cases are
Chistopol has held many of the
Soviet Union's best-known prison
ers, including Anatoly Shacha
ransky, who was freed last year, and
Anatoly Marchenko. w hose death at
the prison in December is widely
believed to have prompted the wave
Shacharansky. who was freed in
an East-West exchange, now lives in
Israel and has changed his name to
Begun's family and a group of
supporters held five days of demon
strations last week that attracted
hundreds of onlookers. Official
reaction grew progressively more
violent, and at least two protesters
required medical treatment.
In addition to reporting releases.
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