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2The Daily Tar Heel Friday, September 25, 1987
By MATT BIVENS
Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden's
staff is still answering the phone,
uBiden for President," but they will
soon move on.
"Some of us might go to other
campaigns, others might leave poli
tics altogether," said Tim Heaphy,
college press contact for Biden. "It
depends on the individual."
Biden withdrew from the race
Wednesday afternoon following 10
days of press disclosures charging
plagiarism in his campaign speeches
and misrepresentation of his law
But Biden is far from washed up,
"He certainly left the door open
(for a run at the presidency in 92)
in his speech," he said.
The senator will continue investi
gating the nomination of Robert
By CARRIE DOVE
Education and dedication to
Indian culture are needed to build a
positive future for Native Americans,
Assistant Director of the N.C. Com
mission of Indian Affairs David
McKoy told about 20 people, mostly
"I'm really worried about our
young people," McKoy said in a
speech sponsored by the Carolina
Indian Circle Thursday night in
Hwy 401 South
4209 Fayetteville Rd.
May not be combined with any other
Bork to the Supreme Court as
chairman of the Senate's powerful
"Generally, a senator or congress
man's own constituency are more
forgiving," said Philip Meyer, UNC
professor of journalism. "So he
probably will have a great future as
a senator from his own state."
Since Biden's withdrawal came
after former Democratic Sen. Gary
Hart's downfall, Biden received less
attention. When Hart quit, the field
for the Democratic nomination was
blown wide open, with no strong
frontrunner, Meyer said. With Biden
gone, the field is narrowed.
Both Biden and Hart quit the race
after media disclosures cast doubts
about their characters.
Indians need help, speaker says
Young people need to have pride
in their heritage, McKoy said.
"I think you are the modern
warriors," said McKoy, an alumnus
of the UNC School of Public Health
and a clinical assistant professor in
McKoy, a Turtle Mountain Chip
pewa raised in North Dakota, said
the 65,000 Native Americans in North
Carolina need better education,
housing and daycare programs.
Better education for Native Amer
icans would be "planting the seeds
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"The press has become more of a
player, and less of a commentator,"
The result is candidates who are
bland and mediocre, because such
candidates are safe from press scru
tiny, Heaphy said.
But Meyer said it is up to the press
to identify inferior candidates.
"Certain character flaws could be
damaging in a president," Meyer said.
"It would be nice to have a candidate
who has his own ideas."
Candidates are under constant
scrutiny and have to be above
reproach, said Robert Jones, com
munications director of the N.C.
"If you're in politics, you're in a
fishbowl, and you do all you can to
stay squeaky clean," he said.
Television clips showing Biden
speaking next to those whom he had
mimicked, proved especially damag
and waiting for the harvest" of more
competent and educated Indians, said
McKoy, who received his master's
degree in public health in 1982 and
then graduated from the UNC Law
School in 1985.
McCoy joined the Commission of
Indian Affairs last year after a brief
stint in the UNC Office of the Dean
of Public Health. The N.C. General
Assembly created the commission in
The commission's programs
include the Indian Housing Author-
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ing because Biden had used the same
tone , of voice, pace, and hand ges
tures, said Frank Biocca, a UNC
professor of psychology and symbolic
processing of TV.
"What you saw was an empty,
inauthentic individual," he said. "All
of a sudden he became totally trans
parent. You wouldn't have that in
The Biden campaign machine is
now winding down. Second only to
Dukakis in funds among the Demo
crats, Biden will have to decide what
to do with his money.
Up to $1,000 of the funds can be
given to another candidate, but Biden
may donate some to charities or
political organizations, said Fred
Diland, press officer for the Federal
Biden may also allocate the money
for personal use, after receiving FEC
approval, Diland said.
ity, which has contracted 234 homes
for low-income Native Americans,
and a Talent Search that provides
high school students with college
guidance and vocational information.
The commission also held an educa
tional symposium and is formulating
a state-wide education policy for
McKoy said the commission is
turning away from the reactive
approach to Indian affairs and
.instead beginning new, positive
programs. As a positive way to
advance Indian culture, he said the
commission is planning to build an
N.C. Indian Cultural Center off of
YouVe got to accept the idea that
you're a cultural broker and you have
to carry out the message (of the
culture)," he said.
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U.S., Soviet leaders urge unity
in ending Iran-Iraq conflict
From Associated Press reports
UNITED NATIONS Secre
tary of State George Shultz and
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze on Thursday
agreed that unity can help secure
a cease-fire between warring Iran
and Iraq, but said nothing about
a U.S.-proposed arms embargo
The United States had asked for
the meeting with Shevardnadze
after the Soviets did not publicly
endorse the embargo.
Shultz said they decided he
would visit Moscow Oct. 22-23 to
set a date for the summit at which
President Reagan and .Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev will
sign a pact eliminating the super
powers' shorter- and medium
range nuclear missiles.
Both Shultz and Shevardnadze
called their discussion on the Iran
Iraq war constructive and stressed
the importance of unity on a
United Nations Security Council
i The council's resolution
demands that Iran and Iraq
observe a cease-fire and withdraw
boundaries as the first step toward
AIDS booklets printed
WASHINGTON The fed
eral government is printing 45
million copies of a new brochure
on AIDS and will start distribut
ing the eight-page booklet next
week, an administration official
The pamphlet will be distrib
uted through state and local health
organizations and large employ
ers, said Campbell Garden, a
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The booklet was originally
prepared by the Centers for Dis
ease Control for possible mailing
to individual households.
Evangelist defends himself
John Wesley Fletcher said Thurs
day he did not force Jessica Hahn
to have sex with him and does not
know if PTL founder Jim Bakker
forced himself on her during a
1980 meeting in a Florida motel
"Much of what has appeared in
magazines and other media has
bared only half-truths," Fletcher
said in a statement he read after
testifying for three hours before a
federal grand jury investigating the
television ministry. "I told the
truth, painful as it is.
, "I did introduce Jessica Hahn
to Jim Bakker, but I have no
personal knowledge of what hap
pened after I left," Fletcher said.
"I forced no one to do anything."
Broadway mourns Fosse
NEW YORK Broadway
theaters dimmed their lights
Thursday for one minute before
the start of evening performances
in honor of Bob Fosse, the director
and choreographer who made
Fosse, whose musical credits
included "The Pajama Game,"
"Damn Yankees," "How to Suc
ceed in Business Without Really
Trying," "Pippin" and "Dancin,' "
died Wednesday night of a heart
attack while doing what he did
best working on a show.
in all of us.
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