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' Oscar torus 60. and Burnout's Office space allocations available in Suite C today The Big Chill Showers possible. High 65. VkV bade to lead off party weekend Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel Volume 96, Issue 22 Thursday, April 7, 1988 Chapel Hill, North Carolina Bi NewsSportsArts 962-0245 Business Advertising 962-1163 Wat zi - & f -r dhaoncelw prattoOT By HELEN JONES Staff Writer Paul Hardin, president of Drew University in Madison, N.J., will probably be UNC's next chancellor, a member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) said Wednesday. UNC-system President CD. Spangler is scheduled to recommend a candidate to the Board of Gover nors at a meeting Friday morning. Hardin and Jay Oliva, chancellor of New York University, were the two candidates the BOT presented to Spangler for his consideration. Oliva withdrew as a candidate for the position in a March 31 letter to Spangler, leaving Hardin as the only remaining candidate. Spangler could reject Hardin, which would force the BOT search committee to start the search process again. However, Wyndham Robertson, Con imcirea&e By JENNY CLONINGER Staff Writer Student Congress passed a resolu tion Wednesday recommending that the Office of Admissions add six staff members to process applications because more students are applying to UNC than ever before. About 10,000 students applied for admission to UNC in 1983, and that number rose to more than 20,000 in 1988. But the number of staff members in the admissions office has not grown during this five-year period. Gene Davis (Dist. 18 ) introduced the resolution. "This is not binding but is simply a recommendation to the administra gre Committee booklet explores-terrorism in Mozambique By ROBIN CURTIS Staff Writer Action Against Apartheid's Mozambique Committee members have compiled a booklet to heighten public awareness and interest about the conditions existing in Mozam bique, according to Sonya Tjepkema, a graduate English student and member of the committee. "Mozambique: A Chronology of Key Historical Events Since Inde pendence," compiled and edited by Tjepkema, focuses on events that have occurred in Mozambique since the country gained independence from Portugal in 1975. A product of extensive research, the publication cites 13 different sources, including The New York Times, The Washing Parties to By LAURA PEAY Staff Writer Chapel Hill revelers should find no shortage of fun this weekend as Burnout, Springfest and Caro lina Beach Blast three all-day band parties usher in spring. About 5,000 partygoers are expected at the 12th annual Pi Kappa Phi Burnout, which kicks off at 1:30 p.m. Friday, fraternity member Jim Mackey said. The Fidgets will open for Guadalcanal Diary, a progressive rock band from Atlanta. Students can also enter the Hawaiian Tropic Bikini Contest. Fraternity members hope to raise about $5,000 for the N.C. Burn Center, Mackey said. "We're already three-fourths of the way there on T-shirt sales," he said. Members will raffle items donated by Budweiser, including a neon sign, and Domino's Pizza will I wish a month like April doh Ho telly vice president for communications, said Wednesday that she does not think Spangler will reject Hardin. Barbara Melcher, Hardin's secre tary, said Wednesday that Hardin would not comment until the BOG makes its final decision. She said that Hardin feels it would be premature to say anything at this point. Bryan Davis, a desk attendant at the Carolina Inn, said Hardin has reservations at the inn for April 7 to 10. Oliva could not be reached for comment Wednesday, but Howard Levine, assistant vice president of public affairs at NYU, said Oliva withdrew his name from considera tion for the UNC position because he is happy at NYU. In the letter sent to Spangler, dated March 31, Oliva said, ". . . my decision to withdraw from the UNC CH search has enormously to do with m adM5im staff tion to get to work," he said. "We don't know how effective it will be, but (we) think it will be (effective) with enough follow-up." - - The resolution states that the office is instrumental in ensuring that the best possible students attend UNC, and admitting high-quality students is vital to the continuing improve ment of UNC. "It's obvious that there is a des perate need for more staff to inform high school students as to the require ments for admission; to encourage those students to apply and to attend UNC; and to retain the best possible students for this university," Davis said. Student Body President Kevin ton Post and The Christian Science Monitor. Committee members are selling the booklet for 50 cents to cover the costs of printing and paper. According to the booklet's first entry, the Mozambique Liberation Front assumed power in June 1975, beginning a Marxist government experiment and ending nearly 500 years of Portuguese colonial rule. Since 1975, Mozambicans have been plagued by drought and guerilla attacks by the Mozambique National Resistance (MNR). Sponsored by the South African government, the MNR seeks to destabilize the Mozambican govern ment through terrorist activity. Despite incriminating evidence, the highlight donate a share of its profits from the afternoon to the burn center, he said. Partygoers will not be allowed to park on Finley Golf Course Road or N.C. 54, Mackey said. Chapel Hill police will block off Finley Golf Course Road to all traffic except emergency vehicles and golf traffic, and anyone parked on the road will be towed, he said. Buses will shuttle students to the party about every 15 minutes at no charge, starting at 1:30 p.m. Pick up sites are the Morehead Building, Fraternity Court, the Student Union and Ehringhaus field. Students can take shuttle buses back to campus from Plantation Plaza starting at 2 p.m. Buses will continue to run as long as traffic flows smoothly, Mackey said. Students may not bring glass containers, and alcoholic beverages must be in a cooler or bag, Mackey to foul the challenge and satisfactions of my work at New York University and with the match of my interests with those of NYU. "(T)he decision has little to do with Chapel Hill, which is unquestionably one of the great public universities in this country." Although Oliva initially said he did not approve of the amount of pub licity surrounding the search, it probably helped him clarify his feelings and gave people at NYU a chance to talk to him about the possible job change, Levine said. In the letter to Spangler, Oliva said, ". . . sometimes it is from a little distance that one's own real commit ments are most clearly seen." Both NYU and Drew University are private colleges. About 45,000 students are enrolled at NYU, includ ing 14,000 undergraduates, Levine said. Drew has about 3,000 students. Martin introduced several resolutions to confirm his appointments to campus boards and committees. The congress approved Wilborn Roberson as Elections Board chair man. During debate, representatives expressed concern about the prob lems with past campus elections, like pollsite closings and inaccurate voting procedures. Roberson outlined plans to intro duce a new vote-counting system that would be faster, better organized and more accurate than the system now in use. The congress also confirmed Asa Bell, Jennifer Edwards, Stuart Hath- See RESOLUTION page 6 South African government denies sponsoring the MNR. In August 1987, National Public Radio broadcast a series of reports on Mozambique that Tjepkema said inspired her to contact the Crisis Fund and World Relief, two Pres byterian Church organizations involved in Mozambican relief. "The series was depressing, but it made me want to say that I care," Tjepkema said. "The reason that Action Against Apartheid is con cerned with Mozambique is the direct association of the MNR with the South African government." Catharine Newbury, an associate professor in the Political Science Department and the Curriculum in African and Afro-American Studies, weelcenc said. "We expect Burnout to go real well," said Captain Greg Jarvies of the Chapel Hill police. "As always, they (organizers) have worked real closely with us." Springfest, on Connor Beach Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., will feature four bands: Cream of Soul, Liquid Pleasure, Straight Shooter and the Need. Students can also compete in a bikini contest or a men's leg contest. Springfest is sponsored by Henderson Residence College (HRC) and Theta Chi. The event is not a fund raiser but a party for all UNC students, said Ann Stevens, HRC area director. Organizers expect between 3,000 and 4,000 people, Stevens said. She said she doesn't expect any See PARTY page 4 were more aware of what we expect of it. Beryl Pfizer I J f mm An insider's view Journalist Alexander Cockburn spoke in the Hanes Art Center about the limited press coverage of confirmed that the MNR is supported by the South African government. "It clearly has been the goal of South Africa to undermine the regimes in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Angola," Newbury said. "Because South Africa is fearful of strong black governments, they try to prevent development in those countries." Agreeing with Newbury's assess ment, Tjepkema said, "They don't want a black southern African government to succeed since their apartheid system is based upon white superiority." South Africa also seeks to insure that southern African nations remain dependent on South Africa for the import and export of goods. March to focus attention on women's safety issues By R.L INGLE Staff Writer An expected 400 to 500 students and area residents will converge on the Arboretum Thursday to partic ipate in a Take Back the Night march sponsored by the Campus Y Wom en's Forum. The march will begin with a rally in the area between Howell Hall, Morehead Building and the Arbore tum at 8 p.m. and will proceed to the Pit via East Franklin and South Columbia streets and past the Bell Tower on South Road. The march and rally are designed to raise community awareness and educate the participants about rape and sexual assualt, Women's Forum member Irene Finney said Wednesday. "There is a lot of misinformation 1 111 11 Y ' ' v ( Q if V - 'h f 1 a , tfcm&r y Jr -A? - if 1 J I ) "South Africa doesn't want those nations to be economically indepen dent," said Tjepkema. Nearly every page of "Mozam bique" documents an incident of MNR terrorist activity. Particularly notable are the entries describing the Homoine massacre of June 1987. As a result of the MNR's attack on that coastal village, 424 people died. Among the dead were infants and hospital patients who were shot in their beds. Having repeatedly called the MNR "freedom-fighters," N.C. Senator Jesse Helms later described the massacre as a "clear setup." Helms' statement, Tjepkema said, indicates his belief that the massacre was actually perpetrated by the and there are a lot of scared women out there that we want to educate," Finney said. "And we want to show support for victims of rape to say that as a community we will not stand for this." Women's Forum member Pippa Holloway agreed. "Our primary goal is to raise awareness on campus and to show that there are a lot of people who care," she said. Nighttime is now unsafe for women, said Tina Groover, a spokes woman for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. "Women's freedom to move about has been taken away," she said. "This is a protest of that." Women's Forum member Lauren Lindsey said the group chose the Arboretum as the starting site for the march because it is unsafe for women 11 " 1 ""J -l ! DTHTony Mansfield international news events. Cockburn also addressed Central American politics. See story, page 3. Mozambican government in an effort to incriminate the MNR. Although the United States now has full diplomatic relations with the Mozambican government, Helms and Kan. Senator Robert Dole opposed the appointment of Melissa Wells as U.S. ambassador to Mozam bique for five months in 1987. However, Wells was confirmed last September. Tjepkema said that she was appalled at Helms' comments and actions and that she hopes citizens will write letters to Helms protesting his stance on Mozambique. "Helms held up Wells' appoint ment to protest Reagan's diplomatic See BOOKLET page 6 at night. Participants will also march through the Morehead Planetarium parking lot, where a female student was abducted and later killed in the fall of 1985. One in four women on college campuses are victims of rape or attempted rape, Lindsey said. Of those, about 94 percent are victims of acquaintance rape, she said. During a march, those victims can see that they can take control of their situations, Holloway said. "Participating in a march gives you a real feeling of empowerment," she: said. : Lindsey said she was optimistic about what the results of the march could be. : "This is a step to get the community See MARCH page 6

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