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The heat is on Catch some authentic Men ' tennis smashes Spe"Ka0S Part,ycl0Udy Hi8h68- American .graffiti - page s Old Dominion -Page6 'Stf ill nf! A o Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel Volume 96, Issue 12 Minority students protest planned t - J W J sL i i - r A M I v 7 I ) Tfq i f ; - "N- , Robeson County racial tension still pervasive, speaker says By LAURA MAYFIELD Staff Writer Until whites, blacks and Indians in Robeson County achieve a mutual respect, every issue there will be racially based, Julian Pierce, director of Lumbee River Legal Services and a candidate for Super ior Court in Robeson County, told 15 people in the Student Union Tuesday. "There is an attitude problem, a racial problem even within the courthouse. The tension problem in Robeson County is as bad as it has been in 20 years and is forcing us to move back when we could be progressing forward," Pierce said. Pierce, an American Indian and Robeson County native, is a member of the ad hoc committee investigating the treatment of Indians by the state judicial sys tems. The "Report on the Treat ment of Indians by the Criminal Parking situation addressed at By JACKIE DOUGLAS Staff Writer Parking officials, students and faculty met Tuesday afternoon in Wilson Hall to discuss options concerning parking deck construc tion and to address problems with the parking situation. Gene Swecker, associate vice chan cellor for facilities management, said the series of meetings are a result of Chancellor Christopher Fordham's postponement of the construction of the proposed Craige parking deck. The meetings are designed to get suggestions from UNC faculty, stu dents and staff about the parking situation, Swecker said. "We don't claim to have all the answers," he said. "Parking is a very Two finalists for chancellor post revealed By JUSTIN McGUIRE Senior Writer The leaders of two private northern universities, including a North Carol ina native, are the finalists for the UNC chancellor position, according to Associated Press reports. Charlotte native Paul Hardin, president of Drew University in Madison, N.J., and Jay Oliva, chan cellor of New York University, are the leading candidates for the position. The names of the two candidates were submitted by the UNC Board of Trustees to UNC-system President CD. Spangler Friday at a special BOT meeting. Spangler is expected to decide between the two candidates and How ' rrrr ; m s x t ...ft .... f DTHDavid Minton changes in the Office of Student Counseling at South Building Tuesday Julian Pierce Justice System" studied the and sentencing records of arrest Amer complex problem and suggestions from students and faculty affected by parking will be very helpful." Mary Clayton, director of trans portation, said representatives from all aspects of the University make up the parking advisory committee, which has discussed zone and price changes, fines, citations and the permits allocated to each zone this year. "It's important for students and faculty to realize they do have a voice on this committee," she said. Swecker said Fordham postponed construction of the Craige parking deck because the project lacked adequate funding sources. "The chancellor suggested that we seek a sound financial plan and submit a finalist to the UNC-system Board of Governors. But he could reject both nominees and order the committee to begin the search again. Chancellor Christopher Fordham announced his retirement at a BOT meeting in August. A 14-member search committee has been reviewing candidates for the position since September. , Hardin, 56, was born in Charlotte and graduated from Duke University. After teaching at Duke for several years, he served as president of Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., and Southern Methodist University. He became the president of Drew University, a liberal arts college with 2,200 students, in 1975. awful to reflect Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Wednesday, March 23, 1988 ican Indians in the 10 N.C. counties with an Indian population of over 1,000. The committee was formed in reaction to black and Indian uproar after a young, unarmed Indian male was killed by a deputy sheriff in Robeson County. The report dealt with arrests and convictions for five major crimes and was not race-specific. "I was surprised at how little disparate the treatment actually was," Pierce said. But he would like to see more data on pre-trial detention because it holds a greater chance for mistreatment than other areas, Pierce said. A new report should investigate the number of crimes charged upon arrest and the amount of bail, he said. In addition, the attitude and racial problems within the county judicial See ROBESON page 3 refused our option of raising parking permit prices to finance the construc tion of the parking deck," he said. Swecker said officials have con sidered building a parking lot near the Bell Tower, but that the location could cause many problems, such as increased traffic congestion. Con struction costs and time are also disadvantages, he said. Mary Fedash, an employee of the pharmacy school, said the depart ments on campus did not follow the parking policy when she transferred from one department to another. "The previous department I worked in demanded that I turn in my parking permit, which I later found out wasn't required," she said. "The department wouldn't give me Hardin declined to comment on his candidacy Tuesday. A student at Drew University, who asked not to be identified, told The Daily Tar Heel on Tuesday that Hardin has recently come under fire from students for being out of touch with their needs. Hardin and other administrators have been blamed for serious prob lems with living conditions on cam pus, the student said. Also, students have criticized. Hardin for not getting to know students as well as they feel he should, the source said. These complaints surfaced for the first time this year, the student said. "This year, he seems to be out of touch," the student said. "A lot of that what people say of us is Chapel Hill, North Carolina ttydeimfe decoy onew co y Di By BRIAN McCOLLUM Staff Writer More than 400 students gathered Tuesday on the steps of South Building in an emotional protest against the administration's restruc turing of the Office of Student Counseling. Kenneth Perry, Black Student Movement president, directed ques tions about the restructuring to UNC Chancellor Christopher Fordham and Gillian Cell, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, who came out on the steps to respond. Perry held a press conference March 2 to express concern about statistics showing that five-year minority graduation rates were 20 to 30 percentage points lower than those for white students. He said Thursday that if he did not receive a response to these concerns from the administration by 5 p.m. last Friday, he would hold an Middle East conflict Long-standing disagreements over territory fuel hostility between Israelis and Palestinians By AMY WINSLOW Assistant State and National Editor More than two decades of conflict, violence and deeply-rooted anger mark the embattled relationship between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, as frustration with territorial disagreements grows, say experts on the Middle Eastern situation. "The roots (of the conflict) have usually been characterized as two people desiring one land," said UNC history Professor Herbert Bodman. "The land is claimed by two different people one of whom has power behind them and the other does not." Political and human rights issues have also surfaced recently because of the violent reactions to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, said Joseph Kechichian, associate scholar in residency at the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. meetings back my parking permit. "I think either no one knows what the parking rules are or the depart ments aren't adhering to the parking policy," Fedash said. Jeff Beam, library technical assist ant, asked if employees of other universities have to pay for parking. Swecker said parking decks built at N.C. State University and Appal achian State University were financed by parking permit fees. Clayton added that UNC offers free transportation from parking lots to campus. "UNC is one of the few universities that offers free transit access to people who park in remote areas," she said. "Other universities require that people pay for both." students feel he's an effective leader in bringing in money, but that he's not present at enough student activ ities or functions to communicate with students." Oliva, 54, was born in Walden, N.Y., and received degrees from Manhattan College, Syracuse Uni versity and the University of Paris. New York University, with about 33,000 students, is one of the largest private universities in the country. Efforts to reach Oliva for comment Tuesday were unsuccessful. An NYU student said Tuesday that Oliva is very highly regarded among students. "He's been terrific," said the See FINALISTS page 5 e I d mi emergency general body meeting of the BSM and move into "phase three" of the protest. Because he did receive some response but said it was "inadequate," an emergency general body meeting was held Monday night, and members decided to hold a meeting with Fordham and Cell Tuesday. After the January resignation of Associate Dean Hayden Renwick, who led the Office of Student Coun seling, a number of student represen tatives from campus groups, includ ing Black Women United, the Carolina Indian Circle, the Black Greek Council and the BSM, met with Cell as "a committee of students" to present her with a list of their concerns, which includes requests that: B The committee be given formal recognition and then hold weekly or bi-weekly meetings until decisions are final. News Analysis "The roots of the conflict are because of the Palestinian perception of denial of rights," said Kechichian, but the focus has since shifted to a more political angle. Laurie Brand, author of the forth coming book, "Palestinians in the Arab World: Institution-Building and the Search for State," agrees that the conflict is largely political. "The Palestinians have lived in a state of limbo," Brand said. "The long-term factors have to do with what Palestinians see as a gradual encroachment on their land, but the immediate triggers are a deteriorating political situation and an abuse of human rights." But the basic premise lies in Israel's right to exist in a land with safe and secure borders, said Ira Gissen, "... v1: Go Heels! 1 the ss Junior guard Jeff Lebo psychs up fans at Carolina Fever's pep rally for the UNC basketball team Tuesday night in Great Hall. true! Logan NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 There be direct communication between the head of the Office of Student Counseling and Cell. The Office of Student Counsel ing be kept independent of other academic services. B Input come from the committee on any plans to replace Renwick. b Input come from the committee on any plans to restructure the Office of Student Counseling. Cell presented a proposal to the Faculty Council last week that called for restructuring the office. Under her proposal, the office would operate under Elson Floyd, associate dean for academic services in the General College. The proposal eliminated the associate dean position that had been held by Renwick. In its place, the position of office director would be created, to be filled by an assistant dean under Floyd. See BSM page 5 regional director of the Anti Defamation League, a Jewish organ ization that uses paid and volunteer lawyers to represent discrimination cases across the nation. "There are a number of causes (of the lighting)," said Gissen. "One is Israel's overwhelming need for secur ity. It has been attacked a number of times by its Arab neighbors." And because both sides have such persuasive arguments, Kechichian said, negotiations have never been successful. Bodman said the two groups cannot negotiate because of a "depth of feeling, an unwillingness to accept a partial loaf and a confidence on the part of each side that they will ultimately win if they hold out. . "In the near future, I see. no solutions," he said. "Both sides are adamant in their positions." See ISRAEL page 5 DTH David Minton Smith ;I-v .w.X- v J W - K9 I

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