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. : N -' ;- : ; r -;' -X X ;;'X;XU1X 1fliW4?ICE.: ft mm S1t - r l If If II : Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel Volume 95, Issue 35 Go west, young sun Daylight savings time allows us to enjoy the sunset a little later in the day, giving us more time to enjoy the warm spring weather todeet CGLA gets more than double last year's amount after debate By KIMBERLY EDENS Staff Writer After six proposed amendments and one and a half hours of heated debate Sunday, Student Congress granted $2,067 to the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association (CGLA), the full amount recommended by the congress Finance Committee. The allocation, $1,162 more than the CGLA received last year, increased the group's budget by 128 percent from its 1986-87 total. In the 1 1-and-a-half hour final budget hearing, congress members allocated $172,383 in student fees to 26 student groups. At the beginning of debate about funding the CGLA, Jim Wooten (Dist. 19) introduced an amendment allowing no student fees to be allocated to the CGLA. . "This (homosexuality) goes con trary to mine and many others' religious beliefs," Wooten said. "My religious leaders say that homosex uality is wrong. When you make us AtainiiirOTS donates $1 million to UNC By MARIA HAREN Staff Writer The second-largest gift in the University's history, a more than $10 million bequest from the estate of a 1950 alumnus, will endow profes sorships in the College of Arts and Sciences, Chancellor Christopher C. Ford ham III told the Faculty Coun cil at its meeting Friday. The gift from the estate of the late Paul A. Johnston, who died in 1985, falls second to an $11.4 million bequest in 1976 from Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F.. Proguc. Johnston was the founder of Johnston Industries, and Proguc, a 1906 alumnus, was vice president of Chase Manhattan Bank of New York. In other business at the meeting, John J.B. Anderson, a professor of nutrition and member of the Edu cational Policy Committee, told the council that student support for the recommended pass fail policy change had not been good. Comtsiress wiimdls nap tadgefr Ihe& pay for it, you are infringing upon my rights and the rights of others." The congress defeated the amend ment by a 16-6 vote, Wooten introduced another amendment to decrease the CGLA's requested funds for speakers' fees from $1,000 to $450. "$ 1,000 seems excessively high fof speakers' fees," Student Body Treasurer Jody Beas ley said. ( Finance Committee Chairman Neil Riemann created a "blank" during the debate on Wooten's second amendment. The blank required congress- to vote on any amount of speakers' fees proposed by congress members. The amounts proposed were $200, $450, $750, $800, $950 and $1,000. Decreasing the money allocated for speakers' fees was sharply critic ized by several Congress members. "Most of the reasons we've heard for opposing the CGLA are religious reasons," said Brock Dickinson (Dist. 13). "I cant think of any Although only one hearing on the subject has been held, Anderson said, more public hearings to involve students and faculty are slated. As an example of student dissent, Anderson cited an editorial describ ing the policy as a form of "Russian roulette." , . But in its report, the committee stated that the change would benefit both students and faculty by giving students a chance to earn a desired grade. By adding motivation to study, the number of pass fail students .who "appear to drift through courses while meeting only, the minimum? requirements" would decline, the report said. The new option would allow students taking courses pass fail to select a target grade, which, if met, would be recorded on their trans cripts. However, students who do not meet their projected grades See DONATION page 8 Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Monday, April 13, 1987 before studying for upcoming exams. Just remember, the sun never sets in Chapel Mill; it always sets in Carrboro. religious reasons to oppose freedom of speech.". Although each proposed amount was debated, none were passed until the congress voted 15-7 to allocate the original $1,000 request. Debate became more general as congress members began to discuss the moral basis of CGLA funding. "It is against the law in North Carolina to be a homosexual," said Gene Davis (Dist. 18). "It's obvious that we (congress members) have taken it upon ourselves to disobey the laws of North Carolina." Phillip Parkerson-Ripley (Dist.. 18) disagreed. "The CGLA does not promote gay sex," he said. "We are not a sex club. "I know what it's like to be gay," he continued. "I have seventeen slash marks on my wrist because two and a half years ago I couldn't come to terms with being gay. I felt so alone and so persecuted that I felt my life See CGLA page 3 einatoir discmisses Constitation's ideals By MATT BIVENS Staff Writer To keep the spirit of the Con stitution alive, the older genera tion must infuse younger gener ations with its ideals and vigor, instead of simply teaching them the words. Sen. Joe Biden, D Del., told about 200 people at the Carolina Inn Saturday. Biden, who chairs the Senate Judicial Committee and is con sidering a run for the presidency in 1988, was the keynote speaker at a celebration honoring the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, sponsored by the U NC School of Law and the NiC Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. As he arrived for the speech, about 10 demonstrators from the local chapter of the National Organization of Women held signs asking for the Equal Rights Chftpel H;:I, North Carolina DTH Charlotte Cannon 22 of 26 student groups get exactly what they asked for From staff reports Of the 26 student organizations that requested funds from Student Congress, 22 received the exact amounts they requested in the congress' final budget hearing Sunday. But the congress granted the Student Consumer Action Union (SCAU) only $239, or 2 percent, of its $ 1 2,455 request. The group prints student consumer information, including pamphlets about finding apartments and buying groceries. After congress members voted 1 1 II on an amendment to completely defund the SCAU, Congress speaker Rob Friedman (Dist. 16) broke the tie by voting in favor of defunding the group. The amendment was introduced by David Maynard (Dist. 10). But Student Body Treasurer Jody Beasley. moved to allocate $239 for SCAU s computer program. The movement, passed 14-5, so that the group was not completely defunded. Amendment and chanting. "Hey, hey, ho, ho, patriarchy has to go." Biden spoke with the group's spokeswoman and mentioned his support of the amendment in his speech. Biden said the separation of powers principle in the Constitu tion, which delegates certain powers to each branch of govern ment, should be more accurately renamed "shared powers.' Although the Senate alone has the power to make or break treaties, the executive branch often interprets them differently than they were intended, he said. The Reagan Administration's interpretation of the Anti Ballistic Missile Treaty could provoke a constitutional crisis, he said. Such a narrow interpreta tion would make it hard to make See BIDEN page 8 "Facelty staidly off vemmmeinit By MARIA HAREN Staff Writer The Faculty Council defeated on Friday a resolution written by its chairman requesting that the N.C. General Assembly study the govern ing policy of the I6-university UNC System. The resolution stated three rea sons for such a study: the 15-year-old system has never been reviewed; the current system is cumbersome and inhibits the University from reaching its full potential of service to the state and society; and research universities might require a different governing structure to continue their development. In the council's final meeting for the 1986-87 school year. Faculty Chairman George Kennedy amended an earlier resolution to include educational consultants and others close to the universities in the study process. "The faculty needs to bring about change," he said. "The change was to request a study independent of a political system. . . . Presently the government generally works against UNC and North Carolina State University." In addition to proposing that the John Fox, SCAU spokesman, said he doubted SCAU would appeal the allocation. "I think it would alienate too many people," he said. 4'1 don't think they (congress members) knew what they were doing." In other budget action, the con gress allocated an extra $6,700 to the executive branch of Student Govern ment for Project Uplift, a minority recruitment program. One congress member said it was especially important to fund the minority recruitment program because the Black Student Move ment had not been included in this year's budget process. The BSM missed the deadline for turning in budget requests. "In a situation where we're playing hardball, especially with the Black Student Movement, it would really send a bad signal to black students on this campus by decreasing fund ing," said Curtis Small (Dist. 5). "Ask the Student Congress to put Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., speaks "H I ls H m Ml liliijlw'UlUWWyM''MWUWtW' 1 1 1 '"""'i'Vly ' v W';V N : ; VvXii X w x X3 1- -' V f X . .:.::-:..vv" 1 rt NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 rejects UNCs governing system be studied, Kennedy's resolution called for reviewing other possible systems of organizations "for review and action by a future system of the General Assembly." But Institute of Government Director John Sanders, who worked with the General Assembly in 1971 when the 16 campuses merged, said he knew how legislators viewed the governments of the universities. "Such a study would be a mis take," he said, "because it would complicate and not resolve concerns." The UNC System is now governed by President CD. Spangler, a Board of Trustees for each of the 16 campuses, and a Board of Gover nors, whose members hold their positions in eight-year overlapping terms. If a resolution to re-evaluate the system were presented to the General Assembly, it could "yawn and go on" while insulting the BOG and the BOT, Sanders said, by insinuating they were not running the institu tions competently. Or, he said, the Assembly could See FACULTY page 3 their money where their mouth is and support funding this very worthwhile program." Another part of the executive branch proposal, requesting $3,500 to establish a Gladys and Albert Coates award, was defeated. The proposal called for a plaque to be given to an "outstanding" congress member each year. "It's a nice idea, but it's sick," said Neil Riemann (Dist. 12), Finance Committee chairman. "To say that this government should pay for an award for one of its members when the money could be used to some other purpose doesn't make sense." Student Body President Brian Bailey defended the proposal, saying the judicial and executive branches of Student Government give similar awards. "It not only recognizes Gladys and Albert Coates, who have done a lot for this University, but it also See BUDGETS page 3 DTH Jonathan Serenius at Constitution celebration We will worship Elkman. Plog and Bog

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