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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 28
Thursday, April 2, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By LEE ANN NECESSARY
The minimum wage may be raised
to about $4.65 per hour by 1990, if
the U.S. Congress passes a bill
proposed by several Democrats last
In the N.C. General Assembly, the
Manufacturers and Labor Commit
tee sent a bill to the floor of the N.C.
House of Representatives which
would follow the congressional
proposal up to the $4-an-hour limit.
It will be voted on by the N.C. House
in the upcoming weeks.
The proposal, introduced in Con
Are you my mother?
After nearly being hit by a car on Raleigh Street, "Carl" went
home Tuesday with Sue Reinecke, a sophomore from
Brag abmse mot worth the price,
former footlbai star tells stadeiits
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
It's the people who choose to use
drugs irresponsibly that cause prob
lems, not the drugs alone, former
football star Eugene "Mercury"
Morris told a crowd of students
gathered in the Pit Wednesday.
"We gotta get out of the mode that
the drug is the problem," Morris
said. "Adam wasn't punished
because of the apple, but because of
the action of eating the apple."
Morris and Omar Aleman, direc
tor of training for the Drug Enforce
ment Agency in Miami, were par
ticipating in "Blitz in the Pit," part
of UNCs Koala Week.
Aleman agreed that the problem
was not caused by drugs alone. "My
generation is a failure because we
have not been able to deal with the
problem," he said. "It's not a drug
problem; it's a people problem."
But law enforcement agencies
have a responsibility to keep people
honest by making them afraid of
By NICKI WEISENSEE
A new pill which can induce an
abortion, prevent pregnancy and
possibly raise immunity in AIDS
victims may be available in the
United States within a few years,
researchers said Tuesday.
The pill, RU486, was invented by
Dr. Etienne-Emile Baulieu of France
and is being studied in the United
States, France and Sweden.
The National Institute of Health
is studying the use of RU486 pri
marily as a contraceptive, while also
exploring alternative uses.
"We're studying its potential for
treatment of breast cancer, intra
uterine cancer and glaucoma," said
George Gaines, program analyst for
The lady came home from
gress by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy,
D-Mass., and Rep. Augustus F.
Hawkins, D-Calif., is in response to
the rising cost-of-living statistics.
Sen. Terry Sanford, D-N.C, is
interested in the idea of raising the
minimum wage, but is still studying
Kennedy's recent proposal at this
time, said Tom Lawton, Sanford's
Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C, could
not be reached for comment.
Opponents to the wage hike are
stressing that employers might be
more reluctant to hire low-skilled
and black teen-age job applicants.
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being punished, Aleman said. "Our
job is to put fear into people not
to use drugs."
.Morris disagreed. He said the
government should protect and
serve, not engage in "virtue testing."
"It's not your job to keep people
honest," he told Aleman.
The first job of law enforcement
is to put people into prison and stop
the flow of drugs, Aleman said, but
that won't solve the drug problem.
"We in the drug enforcement
business realize that putting people
in jail is not enough," he said. "We
have to spend more time concentrat
ing on the family structure and the
Morris, who spent two and a half
years in prison for possession of
cocaine, warned students that using
drugs is not worth the risk of going
to jail. "Once you get caught up in
that prison system, youll have a hell
of a time getting out."
Responding to a question from the
Health & Science
the National Institutes of . Child
Health and Human Development.
Since one of the drug's effects is
an increase in immunity, the pill may
be useful in treating victims of
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syn
drome, Gaineis said.
As a contraceptive, the pill pre
vents implantation of an egg. It can
also end a pregnancy by disengaging
the already implanted egg from the
lining of the womb.
But it can also cause excessive
bleeding and complications from the
disruption of the menstrual cycle.
RU486 causes the 28th day of the
North Carolina's 15 percent teen
age unemployment rate, which
triples the state-wide unemployment
rate, is considered a problem by
some legislators, said Greg Samp
son, research director for the N.C.
Employment Security Commission.
"The legislators' reasoning behind
the concern is that if these teen-agers
don't get adjusted earlier, these will
be the people who will have the
problems in the job world later on,"
Because securing employment for
teens and low-skilled workers has
been difficult in the past, higher cost
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popcorn and unshelled peanuts.
audience about whether student
athletes should be drug-tested if
other students are not, Aleman said,
"I don't believe anyone should pee
in a bottle until I pee in a bottle."
It wouldn't be fair to test some
people for drugs but not others, he
said. But testing athletes wouldn't be
unfair if it was done to help them,
rather than punish them, Aleman
said. "I don't mind it (drug testing)
if it stays away from drug
Pilots and air traffic controllers
who use drugs are more of a concern
than athletes, he said. If an athlete
doesn't make a touchdown, it's not
a life-and-death situation, he said
but a mistake made by pilots and
air traffic controllers could cost
people their lives.
) Although Morris said he agreed
with Aleman im principle, he was
opposed to any kind of drug testing
because a 100-percent-accurate test
has not yet been devised.
cycle to occur three days after the
pill is taken. The dangers of this are
The Population Council, an
organization that studies population
problems, has been researching the
pill's effects for the last three to four
The council has tested the drug
on more than 2,000 women and only
one or two have experienced any
problems, said Dr. Wayne Bardin,
vice president of the organization.
"If it's taken within a week after
the missed period, it is 90 percent
effective," Bardin said. "After two
weeks it's 80 percent effective and
after three weeks it's 70 percent
As a contraceptive, the pill is taken
the opera and yet
to the employer may place another
barrier in the way, state Rep. C. Ivan
Mothershead, R-Mecklenburg, said.
"If they could pay less, they might
take the risk in hiring unexperienced
or lower skilled applicants. But with
a higher price to pay, the chances
of this will decrease."
A rise in the minimum wage may
not be that noticeable because North
Carolina has an overall low unem
ployment rate and demand for
unskilled labor has been on the rise
in the state, said Preston Johnson,
unemployment director for the N.C.
Employment Security Commission.
who loves people, dines on
By KRISTEN GARDNER
Newly-elected Black Student
Movement President Kenny
Perry said Wednesday that
although the BSM deserves to be
guaranteed funding, he will con
centrate on obtaining funds
through the congress' budget
process next fall.
As soon as the BSM central
committee is selected, Perry said,
he will call a meeting to discuss
how they will approach their
budget problems next fall.
The BSM was not included in
this year's spring budget process
because the group missed the
March 20 deadline for submitting
budget requests. The group's
leaders will have to wait until fall
to ask the congress for funding
from the general reserve.
Committee Chairman Neil
pffl may soon be marketed m U.S.
once a month. Cost has not been
"1 think it's one of the most
exciting developments within the last
10 years," Bardin said. "In many
places in the world . . . abortion is
not safe and there is a high death
rate (resulting from abortions). This
could lower that considerably."
The National Institute of Health
plans to find a manufacturer for the
drug in the United States when the
studies are completed, but the Food
and Drug Administration must
approve the drug before it is sold
- which often takes several years.
Dr. Jerry Hulka of N.C. Memorial
Hospital said he is enthusiastic about
RU486, but is also wary of the drug
because of his experience with
quarreled with her maid. Peter
Unemployment insurance would
not be affected because the rise in
the wages would bring a rise in the
employer's taxes, equating the dif
ference, Johnson said.
Mothershead said the rise in wages
might increase the chances of labor
intense companies moving to more
"Instead of expanding their com
panies here in North Carolina, they
might decide to send them off
shore," Mothershead said.
Service or retail businesses would
be hurt the most by a raise in wages,
because they are the businesses
By JO FLEISCHER
Assistant University Editor
Chapel Hill police released the
identity Wednesday of a man
arrested for soliciting magazine
subscriptions without a permit in
Michael R. Sheppard, of 20301
Rhodes Road in Spring, Texas, was
arrested shortly after noon Tuesday
by police responding to a complaint
from a Granville Towers resident.
Sheppard, originally from Lon
don, England, was the third man
arrested by University and Chapel
Hill police on charges of soliciting
without a license Tuesday.
Sheppard's arrest followed the
arrest of Michael Naeyaert and
Bryan Hudson in Parker Residence
Hall Tuesday at noon. Naeyaert and
Hudson listed their addresses as 1301
Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville,
All three sellers identified them
Riemann had suggested to former
BSM President Camille Roddy
that the group turn in its budget
request despite the passing of the
But the BSM does not intend
to submit a budget to the Finance
Committee of congress this
spring, Perry said.
"There's nothing we can do at
this point," Perry said. "1 dont
foresee it." Educating the campus
black community about the
budget process will be one of his
goals, he said.
He said that while he thinks the
BSM deserves guaranteed fund
ing, he would concentrate on
getting funds through the budget
"We're going to push for funds,
period," he said.
Some student organizations,
such as the Carolina Union, the
prostaglandin, a similar drug.
"Prostaglandin in the 1970s was
the RU486 of the 1980s," Hulka said.
"Everybody thought it was a good
alternative to abortion. The Univer
sity and I were the major sponsors
of it, but it didn't live up to our
expectations. It had more side effects
(than we anticipated) and was not
Prostaglandin is injected into the
womb and causes the uterus to
empty itself within 12 hours. The cost
of prostaglandin is between $500 and
$800 because the patient must be
"My personal feeling is RU486 is
a promising new drug, but it will take
years for scientists and the FDA to
sort out its safety and its accuracy,"
already paying at or just above
minimum wage, Sampson said. :
These businesses, including pri4
marily eating and drinking establish
ments, would have to get more
productive workers and hire less iri
order to cover the higher wages;
Calling the proposal a "game of
catch-up," Sampson said for the pas(
couple of years the wage increases
have been repealed by inflation. :
"In order to have a truly noticeable
wage increase, the wages would have'
needed to have been raised each year
over the past few years," he said.
selves as employees of the Summit
Publishing Co. of Spring, Texas, in
The three men were all arrested
on one count each of violating a town
ordinance against door-to-door
peddling, according to police
The men were each released
Tuesday afternoon after posting
$100 bail. The trial date is scheduled
for April 19.
The arrests came after students in
several residence halls, including
Ruffin, Parker, Joyner, Connor and
Granville Towers, had complained
about the solicitors.
Several students called the Daily
Tar Heel Tuesday charging that men
representing magazine clearinghouse
companies had taken subscriptions
for magazines, and offered special
sales bonuses that were also not
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Daily Tar Heel and WXYC,
automatically receive a percen
tage of Student Activity Fees.
Riemann said Wednesday that
to receive funding automatically,
the BSM would have to try to
get a percentage of the congress
controlled activity fees, or ask the
University to charge students a
special fee, similar to the fees paid
for Intramurals and Student
"In general, I dont support
guaranteed funds for most organ
izations," Riemann said. "You
have to assume the organization
is going to be responsible forever.
That's a dangerous assumption.
"1 think they (BSM members)
deserve funding every year, but
I don't think they deserve a
guaranteed amount," he said.
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RU486 is different from the
"morning-after pill," which is actu
ally an extra dose of estrogen, said
Dr. James Hardy of NCMH.
The "morning-after pill" must be
taken within three days after having
unprotected intercourse in order to
prevent a pregnancy, he said. The
pill causes bleeding and cramps.
Hardy said the pill is most com
monly used for victims of sexual
assault, but is available to anyone
through their physician.
Since it is not known whether the
woman is pregnant within three days
after intercourse, doctors have not
determined the effectiveness of the
pill in eliminating a pregnancy he