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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 95, Issue 94
Wednesday, November 11, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
Business Advertising 962-1163
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Joseph Shabalala (right), leads Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a
10-member male a cappella group from South Africa, in a
Foirmer stadeinit cooes with Jhsnrsk realities off AID
By DONNA LEINW AND
State & National Editor
Sprawled out on a couch in a
battered trench coat, Jay looks
casual, in control. Nothing on the
outside betrays the queasiness he feels
in his stomach, an uncomfortable side
effect of AZT.
The former UNC student said he
is a person with AIDS. He refuses
to be called a victim or a patient. He
is just Jay (not his real name).
"I chose to be Jay. Jay with AIDS.
Jay with a hell of a lot of acting
talent," he said. "If you see yourself
as a patient or a victim or a person
with a short life span, then, more than
likely, you're going to attract people
who are going to treat you like a
victim or you're going to attract the
type of energies that are going to
make you have a short life span."
Until last March, few things set Jay
Frats are secmty-consdoiuis, members say
By LYNNE McCLINTOCK
Despite the recent assault of a UNC
student in the Beta Theta Pi house,
fraternity members said they don't
think it is necessary to step up security
measures at their houses.
John Parham, Sigma Nu fraternity
president, echoed the opinions of
other students interviewed when he
said he thought the assault at the Beta
house was an isolated incident.
Sigma Nu fraternity has no specific
security policy, but at chapter meet
ings members stress the need for
brothers to question anyone entering
the house, Parham said.
"We have to be more observant of
By MANDY SPENCE
The Carolina Gay and Lesbian
Association is organizing a letter
writing campaign to protest Gov. Jim
Martin's policy on AIDS.
Students can sign the letters at a
CGLA table that will be set up in
the Pit for the rest of this week. The
CGLA plans to send the letters to
The letters urge Martin to allocate
more money for AIDS research and
education, and to provide informa
tion on safe sex to public school
The letters also ask Martin to
recognize the seven AIDS organiza
tions in North Carolina that are
working to combat the disease and
to develop AIDS education programs
Monday: Defining the virus
Tuesday: Tracing its origin
Wednesday: One man's story
Thursday: Teaching the risks
Friday: The politics of AIDS
apart from the average UNC student.
A speech and drama major, Jay had
appeared in Lab Theatre productions
and as an extra in several movies.
But a bout with Pneumocystis
pneumonia, a rare disease considered
a hallmark of a depressed immunity,
kept him in North Carolina Memor
ial Hospital for three weeks and
forced him to quit school.
"I had been ill for a couple of weeks
people coming through the front
door," Parham said.
Alan Atwell, president of Pi Kappa
Phi, said the fraternity has a self
policing system. Brothers ask people
who enter the house why they have
come to visit, he said.
Most fraternities use combination
locks on their doors. The doors are
usually locked around 1 a.m., and
only brothers who know the combi
nation can get into the houses.
But Ray McDonald, president of
Chi Phi, said his fraternity does not
even have a lock on the front door.
" We Ve never needed one before," he
protest' Martin's AIDS policy
in gay lesbian and black
CGLA members said the letter
writing campaign is being held in part
to promote AIDS Awareness Week.
"We want to bring attention to it
there's not enough done," Mark
Donahue, editor of Lambda, the
CGLA newsletter, said Tuesday.
"We want to see more interaction
on the state level with organizations
in the state active in AIDS education
and support," Donahue said.
The other reason for the campaign
involves Martin's new AIDS curric
"We are upset Gov. Martin has
taken stances like (Secretary of
Education William) Bennett by
preaching only abstinence," Donahue
concert in Memorial Hall Tuesday night. The band is best known
for its performance on Paul Simon's "Graceland" album.
and I just thought it was bronchitis,"
he said. . "I got dramatically ill on
March 6. It happened in a heartbeat.
I got really sick. I couldn't breathe.
When I started to get worse I got
Doctors told him he had AIDS the
"I was deathly ill," he said. "From
what I understand I had a mild case
(of pneumonia), but I was deathly ill.
Some people die from it, but I
Jay, who is openly homosexual,
said his parents and friends were
"The initial time in the hospital was
very difficult," he said. "I was not
willing to feel their pain in addition
to my own. I told them we'd talk
about it when I got better. I told them
I can't deal with all this emotional
stuff from them, from my friends,
McDonald said the Chi Phi house
has never had security problems.
During parties, the fraternity stations
pledges downstairs to watch for any
problems. Also, a housemother lives
on the first floor.
However, some fraternity presi
dents agreed that members should be
on guard against possible security
"I do feel the house is safe simply
because we are a tight house," said
Danny Arnold, Tau Epsilon Phi
President. He said he thinks the
brothers know the women who visit
other brothers and look out for them.
Kay Kallam, president of Phi Mu
sorority, said she has not heard any
said. "Abstinence is only part of
dealing with the problem of AIDS.
Education on safe sex is also
According to Donahue, the pro
posed curriculum mainly advocates
abstinence from sexual activity and
does not mention safe sex, the use
of condoms or the use of clean needles
for drug users.
"The AIDS curriculum as pro
posed does not do enough," he said.
"It misses the mark because it is not
realistic. It would be hard to take a
4just say no' approach. Total absti
nence is psychologically harmful."
But Tim Pittman, Martin's press
secretary, said , that although the
proposed curriculum does advocate
abstinence, the proposal is only a
small part of Martin's policy on
is a kind of revenge on reality.
Although his parents hid their fear,
Jay said he could sense it.
"They were very upset, naturally,
but they decided that their reaction
to my illness would directly affect
whether or not I got better," he said.
"So I didn't see their tears. I didn't
feel their pain directly, only in the
most indirect sort of ways. I could
see it. I can still see. They're worried
Jay returned home to Morehead
City, and for a while, he put his
academic goals on hold and focused
on his illness.
"I was thinking about how I was
going to approach this illness, my
own treatment physically, mentally,
spiritually," he said. "You know, I'm
still angry. It's a vague form of anger.
I can't really direct it at anyone or
anything. It's no one's fault. I'm
sorority members complain about
problems at the fraternity houses.
Phi Mu has a policy that no sisters
are allowed to go upstairs at the
Margaret Jonas, social chairwo
man of Pi Beta Phi, said the sorority
encourages women to stay on the first
floor. She said alcohol causes most
of the problems, especially when
some women remain at the house
after mixers are over.
Louise Anderson, president of
Kappa Delta sorority, said, "We
stress that the girls should stay in
groups and watch over girls they are
"The letter (in which Martin
proposed the AIDS curriculum)
recommends an initial approach to
the teaching of AIDS it is a fairly
myth-busting approach," Pittman
said. "At the same time, the governor
does think you have to inform
students that abstinence is the only
way to avoid AIDS."
Pittman said the concept of safe
sex was not included in the curri
culum because the AIDS curriculum
is aimed at students younger than
high school age. Also, he said,
abstinence is the most reliable way
to avoid contracting the disease.
"You can not absolutely say a
condom is safe," Pittman said. "That
is the reason he (Martin) advocates
the teaching of abstinence."
By BRIAN McCOLLUM
Delays in preliminary construction
and planning have forced officials to
postpone renovations to the Student
Stores by about a month and a half.
Thomas Shumate, a consulting
architect with UNC's facilities plan
ning and design department, said
Tuesday that the project is still under
review by the Office of State
Shumate said he hopes to begin
advertising for contract bids before
the end of November. The depart
ment has hoped to initiate the 30-day
bid process in mid-October, and to
begin construction in December.
Officials will have to close part of
the Pit to make the renovations.
Postponing the relocation of water
lines in the construction area is the
primary reason for delay, Shumate
said. The department expected to
complete the work last summer, he
Because the water lines have not
yet been relocated, planners had to
incorporate them into their overall
renovation plans, Shumate said.
getting over that because I'm realizing
that I don't have to give up control
of my body."
Jay said he had to think about the
prospect of a shortened life span.
"I don't want people to think I am
expecting to die," he said. "I have all
hope of learning to live with this
somehow. But I do have to think
about things like how far do I want
the doctors to go, hook me up to
machines, or what. I have to think
about what kind of funeral I want.
At this age, you shouldn't have to
think about these things."
If he does die in the next year or
two, Jay said his spiritual outlook will
allow him to see death as a natural
act, just like birth.
"On a deep soul level, I will be able
to understand it and that's okay," he
said. "Death is not a tragedy. It's just
calls for legislation
to save environment
By CARRIE DOVE
Democrats must protect the
environment from unconcerned
Republican administrators, State
Rep. Joe Hackney, D-Orange,
told about 20 members of the
Young Democrats Tuesday in the
"Environmental funding has
suffered in the Reagan years,"
But Hackney praised the efforts
of Democratic legislators, who
helped push a waste clean-up and
regulation bill through the N.C.
"As little as four years ago, it
was legal to just dump hazardous
waste in the soil," he said.
The Orphan Dumps Bill, an
attempt to clean up several
hundred abandoned toxic waste
dumps, passed last year in the
legislature with his support, said
Hackney, a UNC alumnus.
"We still don't have nearly
enough money (for cleaning up the
waste sites)," said Hackney, a
supporter of increased funding for
waste disposal regulation. "We
don't have adequate resources for
monitoring, and enforcement
mechanisms are truly terrible."
"It (the delay) is something nobody
likes but something we have to abide
by," he said.
Although he could not give an
exact date, Shumate said renovations
will begin early in the new year.
"It's the hardest thing to pinpoint,"
During the renovations, trucks will
enter the construction area through
a path between Lenoir and Greenlaw
halls. A partition will be built in front
of the store, closing about one-half
of the Pit.
Rutledge Tufts, general manager of
the Student Stores, said the revised
construction schedule will not affect
students or store operations much
more than the original one.
"Presumably, the biggest impact
would be during student book rush,"
he said. "But this January, there really
shouldn't be much impact. There will
possibly be a little congestion outside
Tufts added that interior renova
tion work, including replacement of
the stairway leading to the bookstore,
See RENOVATIONS page 5
Jay said he believes man exists on
three levels: spiritual, emotional and
physical. When the body dies, the
"I see the body as the car that you're
driving, a wonderful machine," he
said. "When you die, it's like you're
cutting the engine off. Say if AIDS
kills me, I'm driving around in my
Ferrari body and inside the engine
blows up. And so I get out and I
say, 'Damn, what a nice car, but it's
time to get another car. I hope that
if I do die before my friends and
family, theyH see it this way, too
that I'm not really gone, that the
essence of me, that the spirit doesn't
Now, Jay is in a "honeymoon"
period, a relatively healthy stage that
often follows a serious illness. He has
See AIDS page 2
Rep. Joe Hackney
Legislation to limit phosphate
detergents in North Carolina's
waterways was difficult to pass in
the General Assembly, Hackney
"Lieutenant Governor (Bob)
Jordan went out and got the votes
to pass it in the Senate, and it
See HACKNEY page 5
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