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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 26
Tuesday, March 31, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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ask force created
By CORNELIA LEE
Mayor James Wallace created a
special task force Feb. 1 1 to
improve human services for the
homeless of Chapel Hill and to find
a new location for the shelter.
The homeless shelter is now in
the basement of the municipal
building at Columbia and Rosem
ary streets, which used to be the
town jail. Since January 1985, the
Inter-Faith Council has operated
the shelter daily from 7:30 p.m. to
Chris Moran, 1FC community
services consultant, said the current
shelter is inadequate. A 24-hour
shelter would allow the IFC to offer
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By DEBBIE RZASA
The verdict is still out on the
success of two separate campus
activist groups which have recently
turned to the UNC faculty for
Students alone may not have a
strong enough v oice to be recognized
by University administrators, repre
sentatives from an anti-apartheid
group and a coalition against the
Shearon Harris nuclear power plant
amity committee to
grade system for passfail classes
By ERIC BRADLEY
Grades earned in passfail courses
could count toward students' grade
point averages beginning next year,
according to a proposal that will be
discussed by the Educational Policy
Committee today at 3:30 p.m.
Under the proposal, students who
declare a pass fail option in courses
would be allowed to set a "target
grade" for those courses. Students
who earn the target grades would
include them in their grade averages,
Miles Fletcher, chairman of the
Educational Policy Committee, said
Students who did not earn the
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at the Inter-Faith Council center, located on the corner of Rosemary and Columbia streets
more services, such as job-seeking
skills classes. Alcoholics Anony
mous meetings and literacy classes,
Peggy Pollitzer, chairwoman of
the IFC community services div
ision, said the shelter hours were
limited by Orange County, which
has offices above the shelter. The
county did not want the shelter
clients around during working
hours, she said.
"Everyone thinks this commun
ity needs a shelter, but no one wants
it in their neighborhood," she said.
Pollitzer and IFC volunteers
have been searching over two years
for a permanent shelter home. They
have found several suitable houses,
said Monday. Also, students said it
was too early to judge the effective
ness of their faculty petitions.
The Action Against Apartheid
(AAA) group just completed a
campaign to get faculty signatures
on a letter urging administrators to
divest University funds from com
panies doing business in South
Africa, AAA member Dale McKin
ley said Monday.
AAA mailed copies of the signed
letters to members of the Board of
predicted grades would receive a
"pass" or "fail," Fletcher said, just
as they do under the system used
For example, if a student set a "B"
as a target in a pass fail course and
earned a "B" in the course, the grade
would appear on his transcript. If
the student fell short of the target
and obtained a "C" or a "D," the
entry on his transcript would be a
"P," which would not affect his
' Student Body President Brian
Bailey said Monday that he supports
the proposal. "It's a great way to take
a class and get a high grade and help
vour GPA," he said. "And at the
The truest sayings are paradoxical.
to help Jhoinmeless
but neighborhood residents
objected, and the IFC abandoned
its plans each time.
Billy Barnes, a member of the
mayor's task force, said choices for
a permanent shelter location have
been narrowed to two sites. The
IFC can either find a site in the
country or expand the shelter into
the entire municipal building, he
But many shelter clients work in
town and do not own cars, so a
shelter in the country would not
be feasible, he said. That leaves the
municipal building as the only
choice, he said.
"The municipal building would
be an excellent choice," Pollitzer
Trustees and the Endowment Board,
"We got a fairly wide range of
signatures," he said. uWe weren't as
concerned with numbers as we were
with getting a good representation
of the faculty." He would not reveal
how many signatures were on the
The group circulated the petitions
to let members of both boards know
that the faculty supports the students
against apartheid, McKinley said.
same time, you know that if you
don't do well it won't hurt."
Students should go to the com
mittee's meeting today to show
support for the proposal, Bailey said.
The meeting will be in Room 224
of the Student Union.
"1 don't see why any student could
possibly disagree with this," he said.
"It's not going to hurt anybody."
The committee consists of nine
faculty members, who are elected to
examine UNC's educational policy
and to make recommendations to
the Faculty Council.
The committee will decide on the
See PASSFAIL page 3
Located downtown, it has
enough space to house expanded
shelter services as well as the
community kitchen, she said.
The IFC pays the costs of
running the shelter, Moran said.
Chapel Hill gave the IFC $15,000,
and Carrboro gave $10,000 for the
shelter operation, he said.
The shelter budget this year is
$32,526, which includes salaries for
the two paid shelter managers,
food, telephone and insurance.
Moran estimated it would cost
$60,000 for the shelter to operate
in the municipal building. The IFC
See HOMELESS page 6
mfflimeinice off ffacuity nippoirt
The Campus Coalition for Alter
natives to Shearon Harris (CASH)
also asked faculty members for
support last week. The group is now
circulating a petition to faculty
members requesting that the Univer
sity develop an evacuation plan for
the Chapel Hill area in case of an
accident at the nuclear power plant.
"The faculty has more clout than
the students," said Jeff Fleagle, co
chairman of Campus CASH. "It's
been my impression that students
Finance committee approves
most off C GL A toundget reqiuest
By KRISTEN GARDNER
The Student Congress Finance
Committee voted Monday to
recommend that the Carolina
Gay and Lesbian Association
receive $2,067 in student fees, or
$50 less than its budget request.
The CGLA's request for funds
will be incorporated into the
budget bill, which the committee
will present to the full congress
for approval April 12.
"Basically, we got everything
we requested," CGLA Treasurer
Mike Nelson said Monday after
the committee's budget hearing.
By KIMBERLY EDENS
In two separate incidents on
campus, men who said they were
representing Summit Publishers
Service Co. fraudulently sold mag
azine subscriptions to students in
two North Campus residence halls.
A man who said he was selling
three-year magazine subscriptions
for the price of one-year subscrip
tions overcharged several female
residents of Connor Residence Hall
Monday. And in another incident
Thursday, a man with a similar story
sold magazine subscriptions to
several female residents of Joyner
A man who said his name was
Bryan Hudson went to several rooms
on the third floor of Connor on
Monday, saying he was a Pepperdine
University volleyball player trying to
earn points so he could play exhi
bition games in cities on the East
Hudson told sophomores Ashley
Mattison and Kris Roberts that they
could pay for a two-year "Taxi"
magazine subscription and receive a
third year free.
Since "Taxi" is a monthly mag
azine, Mattison and Roberts
assumed they would receive 36 issues
for the $24 price. But according to
the receipt Hudson wrote, they will
receive only 12 issues. Also, he
charged them a $5 "processing fee."
"It all looked extremely legiti
mate," Mattison said Monday.
Five women in Joyner were over
charged by a magazine salesman
Thursday. Freshman Denise Cobb
said Monday that the man, who said
his name was Michael, was about
6 feet tall, weighed about 190 lbs.
and had dark hair, dark skin and
an English accent.
He told the women that he was
a UCLA soccer player, and that if
he sold a certain amount of magazine
subscriptions he would win a trip to
Using the same story as Hudson,
Michael told the five women that
they were buying three-year sub
scriptions. But their receipts show
that they will only receive one-year
Michael also told the women that
the last 20 people who bought
aren't listened to. We are relatively
transient, since most of us are only
here for four years at the most. But
the faculty is permanent."
Fleagle didn't know how many
signatures were on the petitions
because he distributed them to
faculty members, and none have
been returned to him yet.
He said Monday that he had
hoped that the Faculty Council
would vote on the evacuation plan
at the next council meeting.
"Our requests weren't outrageous
CGLA officers were "very
realistic" when they prepared this
year's budget. Nelson said. "We
only asked for what we could
In last year's budget process,
the group asked for $2,400 but
received only $905.
The CGLA uses student fees to
support its educational Outreach
program, to sponsor activities
during Lesbian and Gay Aware
ness Week and to publish
Lambda, the organization's new
sletter. The funds also help cover
magazines from him would receive
a free T-shirt and a personally
addressed postcard from the Euro
pean city of their choice.
Cobb and hallmate Wendy Rouse,
a sophomore who also bought a
subscription, said they saw Michael
and a man who fit Hudson's des
cription walking into a snack bar
near Cobb Residence Hall on Mon
day at about 8:30 p.m.
Solicitors must obtain permits
from the residence area's desk to sell
anything in residence halls. No such
permit has been issued for. the
magazine sellers, Henderson Area
Director Ann Stevens said Monday.
No representatives from Summit
Publishers Service Co., the Spring,
Texas, company that both men said
they represented, could be reached
Monday night. The company's
answering machine said: "All checks
are held in our office for seven days
before being deposited. If you wish
to cancel your order, it must be by
midnight of the third business day." ;
Sophomore David Cunanan, a
Hinton James resident, said Monday
that he had been visited by women
claiming to be college students selling
magazines on two separate
Both times, the two female mag
azine sellers, who said they were
from Gulf Coast Circulation in Cape
Coral, Fla., told Cunanan almost the
same story that Hudson and Michael
told the residents of Connor and
On Oct. 28, Cunanan bought a
two-year magazine subscription,
making a check out to the woman's
manager. When Cunanan tried to
cancel payment on his check the next
morning, the bank officer told him
it had been cashed by a man the
previous afternoon. He never
received the magazines he paid for.
And a few weeks ago, a different
woman who said she was represent
ing the same company tried to sell
Cunanan another magazine
When Cunanan called the com
pany after the first incident, he said
the secretary he spoke to claimed
that "everyone was legitimate." No
one from Gulf Coast Circulation's
office could be reached Monday
But the council requires faculty
members to mention issues they want
placed on the agenda one meeting
in advance, he said. Since the council
will only meet once more this
semester, Fleagle said the vote will
not be made until the fall, if the
council votes at all.
Fleagle now wants to circulate the
petition at the council's April 10
meeting and to get a faculty member
See PETITIONS page 3
general costs, such as office,
To bring more speakers to
campus and to rent educational
films during Lesbian anq" Gay
Awareness week, the CGLA
asked the congress to increase its
budget for the next year's pro
grams by $760. Although the
committee granted the request,
the group's budget is not much
larger than in past years because
of reductions in other areas.
"Basically this is the same
request we've made for the past
See CGLA page 5