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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 16
Tuesday, March 17, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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tadeot leaders react to comiecil9 Bunreomit decision
By KRISTEN GARDNER
The Chapel Hill Town Council
ignored student concerns when it
denied a special noise permit for the
annual Burnout party sponsored by
Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, student
leaders said Monday.
Students should work together to
voice their dissatisfaction with the
council's decision and to fight for
changes in the noise ordinance
policy. Student Congress Speaker
Rob Friedman said Monday.
"Students should be furious about
the way theyVe been treated," he
said. "If students get involved, they
(council members) are in trouble."
By LEE ANN NECESSARY
On this day of shamrocks, lepre
chauns and Irish mischief, many
people, Irish and non-Irish alike, will
don various shades of green in
keeping with the St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day, Ireland's
national holiday, is the feast day of
St. Patrick, a Christian missionary
to Ireland in the fifth century who
founded many Irish churches and
Although the day is celebrated
especially by the Irish and their
descendants around the world, the.
holiday has become popular among
the non-Irish as a day full of parades,
parties and beer consumption.
In keeping with the holiday, many
of the local bars will play hosts to
the partying crowds with specials on
traditional Irish beers. Others will
have t-shirt and vacation give-aways.
"It's usually a pretty big day," said
Roger Meyland, owner and manager
of 1 roll's Bar on Rosemary Street.
Among their special activities,
Troll's will be giving away t-shirts
and having beer specials from open
He's Not Here Bar will also be
giving away t-shirts, with specials on
green beer and on Harp and Guiness
beer, said Mark Burnett, manager
of the bar. Guiness and Harp are
traditional Irish beers.
Corned beef and cabbage, tradi
tional St. Patrick's dishes, will be
placed on the menu at Spanky's for
the occasion, along with specials on
Irish beers, said Mickey Ewell,
owner of the restaurant.
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eeaite Contra vote may toe symlboMc
By MITRA LOTFI
The U.S. Senate vote on whether
to continue funding the contras in
Nicaragua will be nothing more than
a symbolic gesture since President
Reagan is sure to veto the bill, said
Tom Lawton, press secretary for
Sen. Terry Sanford, D-N.C.
"The president will veto anything
that delays that money in the
slightest," Lawton said.
One of two proposals will come
up for vote some time this week,
possibly as early as today.
One calls for a complete and
immediate end to the remaining $40
million in funds for the contras, a
group rebelling against the Sandi-
By DEBBIE RZASA
The Student Supreme Court will
determine Friday if the 68th Student
Congress had the authority to pass
a bill at its Feb. 18 meeting, which
was held after the new congress
members were inaugurated.
According to a statement issued
by the court, the plaintiff, Guy Lucas
(Dist. 19), alleges that the old
congress was not authorized to pass
the bill, and that it was "improper"
for Brian Bailey, the newly elected
Friedman said that he and Student
Body President Brian Bailey are
trying to set up a meeting with
Chapel Hill Mayor Jim Wallace to
discuss alternatives to the revised
"The town seems to be ignoring
that we're part of this town," Fried
man said. "If it wasn't for this school,
this town would be nothing.
"They're treating us like nothing,"
he said. "They're ignoring half the
population of the town."
The council has been unwilling to
cooperate with students and com
promise in allowing Burnout to be
held or in revising the town's noise
ordinance. "The students bring a lot
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Students returned from spring break to cold and
windy weather. DeeDee Davis, a freshman
nisia government in Nicaragua. Tne
other proposal, which was passed in
the House of Representatives last
week, calls for a moratorium on the
aid until there is an account of the
aid that already has been dispensed.
Since the deadline for a decision
on these funds is Friday, it would
be almost impossible for Congress
to override the possible veto in such
a short time, Lawton said.
The $40 million is part of the $100
million in aid to the contras that
Congress approved last year.
Lawton said he is not sure how
Sanford will vote.
Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C, will
support aid to the contras, said
Barbara Lukans, his press secretary.
bill question to be resolved Friday in student court
student body president, to serve as
a voting member of the old congress.
A bill to bar congress members
from voting on the funding of
student organizations to which they
belong would become invalid if the
court ruies in Lucas' favor.
Chief Justice Maria Baxter said
Monday that the main issue in the
case is the interpretation of the term
"elected" in a clause of the Student
Code that says congress members are
uto serve one year, and until their
half the lies they tell about the
to this community, and the town
doesn't give an inch," he said.
"Maybe there's a compromise, but
they (town council members) don't
seem to want one," he said.
Burnout chairman Scott Gerlach
agreed. He said Monday that the
council and the Chapel Hill Police
Department have been reluctant to
work with students.
"We have made every effort to
cooperate with the police station, to
cooperate with town council," Ger
lach said. "We realize it (Burnout)
does create problems, but we've
worked to alleviate these problems.
At every turn we've run into
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There is a chance Helms may fili
buster when the proposal comes up
for discussion, she said.
"I think if we withhold the $40
million we're doing a lot of damage
to the contras, but we're also doing
damage to United States' credibi
lity," said Bill Peaslee, chairman of
the UNC College Republicans.
Lukans said the United States
should not turn back on its decision
to give $100 million to the contras.
"We've changed our minds several
times since the policy was first
initiated several years ago," Jim
Townsend, president of the UNC .
Young Democrats said. "That's not
a strong enough argument to con
tinue supporting aid fo the contras."
successors are elected."
Lucas wants the court to interpret
the wording of the clause to mean
that the term of new congress
members begins when they take the
oath of office.
If Lucas wins the case, Baxter said
congress will have to change its
traditional method of tying up old
business before new congress
members begin to serve.
But the case would have little
effect on the defendants, Bailey and
Jaye Sitton, speaker of the 68th
The council openly expressed
"tremendous animosity" toward the
University at its meeting last week,
But Dean of Students Frederic
Schroeder said Monday that the
council is not ignoring students. "The
town council is seeking to represent
the best interests of the town and
the citizens of the town," he said.
"There has been a long-standing
concern about this event on the part
of many people in the community,"
Schroeder said. "The council's
decision is a result of accumulated
feelings on the part of the
Schroeder said he did not think
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psychology major from Winston-Salem, leans on
a few tables in the Pit to tie her shoe Monday.
Keith Poston, chairman of Stu
dents for America at UNC, said the
Democrats maintain that funding
should be reconsidered because of
the controversy surrounding the
diversion of money to the contras
from arms sales to Iran.
"But they're really using it as a
political weapon to bash Reagan,"
he said. "It's a foreshadowing of
what's going to happen later and
that's a push by the Democrats to
totally end aid to the contras."
Peaslee and Poston both said that
by denying aid to the contras the
United States would be, in effect,
giving Nicaragua and Central Amer-
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Naming the defendants in the case
does not make them personally
liable, no matter what the court
decides, Baxter said.
"Brian and Jaye were named
because of the positions they occu
pied," she said. "The Student Code
specifically states who must be
named. Guy's suit challenges the
power they can execute in the
capacity of their positions."
If Lucas loses the case, Baxter said
the Supreme Court can still clarify
Irish are true.
the council's decision would signi
ficantly affect the relationship
between the University and the town.
"It shouldn't become a we-they
issue, or an issue of non
representation," Schroeder said.
Gerlach said the fraternity's main
concern is to continue to make
money for the N.C. Burn Center,
which received the proceeds from the
Burnout benefits in the past.
"They (council . members) have
ruled out any possibility of our
having any kind of outside party like
weVe done before," he said. "It's
unfortunate that the result of a fight
between the University and the town
of Chapel Hill is damaging to the
By JO FLEISCHER
Assistant University Editor
The UNC-system Board of Gov
ernors formed a special committee
at its Friday meeting to study the
drug policies of the system's 16
campuses, in response to a proposal
presented to the board which would
have required all system schools to
adopt a. drug education and disci
pline policy for students and
CD. Spangler, UNC-system pres
ident, presented the proposal to
board members, but they voted to
submit the statement to the chan
cellors of individual campuses as a
guideline, not a policy.
The special committee will look
into the feasibility of a mandatory
system-wide drug policy, or an
alternative, and report to the board,
said Lloyd Hackley, vice president
for student services.
The board's action was prompted
by a U.S. Department of Education
order requiring all universities with
students receiving federal aid to form
"a drug-abuse-prevention policy for
all officers, employees and students
of the institution."
Wyndham Robertson, vice pres
ident of communication, said the
program must be certified by April
15 and in place by July to ensure
that student aid will not be
The order does not define the
required policy, Robertson said, and
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tne clause by: interpreting it in a
"supplement" to the code.
But if congress members disagree
with the court's clarification of the
"elected" clause, they can pass an
amendment to overrule the court's
"If we came out with an interpre
tation of 'elected,' they (congress
members) can directly overrule it by
redefining the term," Baxter said.
Before reaching a decision, the
court must first determine if it has
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Fraternity members plan to sell t
shirts so they can make a contribu
tion to the burn center this year, but
they said they don't expect to reach
last year's fund-raising total of
Gerlach said he's not sure about
the future of Burnout.
"The sentiment right now is that
it's going to have to start over,"
Gerlach said. "If there is anything
next year, it'll have to be on a small
Any student who would like to
help Student Government fight the
noise ordinance should come by
Suite C, Friedman said.
it is unclear whether a policy should
include sanctions against drug users.
That question of policy was the
reason the board opted to have a
committee review the drug policy
issue further, before a program is set
in place, Robertson said.
The drug policy and guidelines
adopted Friday as "guidelines for the
chancellors" ask the individual
campuses to form drug policies to
"help prevent drug abuse through
education . . . and discipline (drug
An earlier draft of the guidelines
the board voted on Friday contained
harsh penalties for students and
employees suspected of drug
The sanctions included expulsion
of students who "sold, made or
cultivated drugs," and probation for
students caught possessing drugs. A
second possession offense would
have also resulted in expulsion.
Susan B. Ehringhaus, assistant to
the chancellor, said UNC now has
provisions to deal with drug educa
tion and punishment. The Student
Code lists drug trafficking as an
offense which would result in "expul
sion, suspension or a lesser sanc
tion." Possession of small amounts
of drugs are not among those
offenses, she said.
UNC faculty and staff hiay be
dismissed for broadly defined
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jurisdiction to hear the case, and if
Lucas has sufficient reason for
questioning the authority of the old
congress. The court will decide both
factors by interpreting the Student
The court will hold a pretrial
conference Tuesday to simplify the
issues in the case, consider amend
ments to Lucas' request and limit the
number of witnesses to be heard in
the trial Only Baxter, Lucas, the
defendants and each side's student
counsel may attend the meeting.
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