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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 96, Issue 38
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By BRIAN McCOLLUM
Court parlies will be held on Little
Fraternity Court this year after
daytime football games only, the
presidents of the fraternities.on the .
court announced Thursday.
"In a statement issued by Cutter
Davis of Kappa Alpha, Scott H inkle
of Kappa Sigma, and Ashton Poole
of Zeta Psi, the presidents said that
the compromise will help eliminate
past problems of damage and
"Daylight hours are more suitable
to alleviating the concerns of those
associated with the party," the
statement read. "Therefore, there will
BSM to have voice So search
for oew counseling director
By JENNY CLONINGER
Assistant University Editor
The Black Student Movement
(BSM) will be allowed to meet with
the members of the search committee
for a new director of the Office of
Student Counseling (OSC), Colin
Palmer, search committee chairman,
said Thursday. ,
The BSM mailed a letter to Palmer
Thursday asking that the search
committee meet with the organiza
tion's general body within the next
few weeks to answer members ques
tions and hear student concerns.
"We're concerned about what
position the BSM will take with'the
Office of Student Counseling this
year," Kenneth Perry, BSM presi
dent, said at the group's meeting
Palmer said the search committee
welcomes student opinion in its
Local hospitals' treatment of drunk students stirs
By JO LEE CREOLE
Students call it the "drunk tank,"
doctors call it an inconvenience and
substance abuse counselors call it a
serious problem. The treatment of
drunk students at local hospitals is
a controversial topic among health
officials around Chapel Hill.
A student may be brought into the
N.C. Memorial Hospital emergency
room for public drunkenness or if he
has passed out because of an alcohol
related sickness, according to hospital
nurse Larry Stevens. The doctor will
then physically examine the person
to make sure he has caused no self
injury. If there is no injury, the person
is told to sit on the bed until he is
sober enough to go home, he said.
Activated charcoal is given to
students who are too drunk to speak
clearly or have passed out due to
overdose, said nurse clinician Claire
Heck. "The range of treatment is
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be no court parties after the Okla
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Band parties sponsored by Kappa
Alpha will be held following the
games against N.C. State on Oct. 15,'
Georgia Tech on Oct. 22, and Mary
land on Oct. 29. ' '
The presidents met formally for the
first time on Wednesday to discuss
the problem and attempt to find a
solution. "We discussed each other's
position," Poole said. "Based on those
interests, we reached a common
Controversy has surrounded the
issue of Little Frat Court parties since
April, when members of Zeta Psi
search for someone to supervise the
development of programs and servi
ces in the OSC, which offers academic
and personal counseling to minority
"The search committee will consult
with anyone on this campus and will
get their advice and assistance in
finding the best applicant for the job,"
The BSM's other concerns were
that the committee is too far removed
from the black community and that
three student representatives on the
committee is insufficient.
Palmer said these concerns are
unfounded. "It's a very student
oriented committee," he said. "I don't
believe that I am removed from
students interests. This is the only
committee IVe served on with so
many students and quite properly.
diverse," she said. "Some students
sleep it off and some go as far as
having blood tests done.
But students are not referred to. a
psychiatrist for further help unless
they are a dangerous threat to
themselves or others, Heck said.
Hospitals should provide more
mental health counseling for students
who enter the hospital after abusing
alcohol, said substance abuse coun
selor Wayne Daye of Alcohol Infor
mation and Referral Services. "Stu
dents who get drunk and have to be
brought into the Emergency Room
have some kind of social dysfunctions
that must be treated," he said.
After a person's first visit to the
emergency room for alcohol abuse,
a doctor should refer him to an
alcohol abuse counselor or a detox
ification center, Daye said.
A psychiatrist on call is sometimes
asked to come in and talk to students
in the emergency room, Stevens said.
Every single one of us has
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announced they were prohibiting all
campus parties because of damages
to their house and to the court. Kappa
Sigma members agreed with the
Members of Kappa Alpha; dis
sented, using 1987 land surveys in an
attempt to refute claims that the court
area belongs to Zeta Psi. The surveys
showed that the land is owned in
undivided, communal thirds.
Poole said Zeta Psi has been paying
taxes on the entire block of land for
years, which makes the fraternity
liable for any injuries or damages
incurred at court parties.
In the statement, the presidents
expressed concern that press coverage
"I think that the students on the
committee will play as active a role
as anyone else," Palmer said. "It's not
a matter of numbers. It's a matter
of how seriously all the committee
members take their task."
The search committee was
appointed in August by Gillian Cell,
dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences. The committee has not yet
met as a whole, and a recruitment
advertisement is still being drafted,
The application deadline is Oct. 1,
and the office should have a new
director by Jan. 1. But the committee
won't be idle during the interim,
"We will spend our time being
educated by students, faculty and
staff as to the kind of person we're
looking for," he said.
Hospitals should provide more mental
health counseling for students who
enter the hospital after abusing
substance abuse counselor
But standard procedure for a
psychiatrist is to make sure the
students is medically cleared to leave,
according to Dr. Jeff Snow, psychi
atrist, who has talked with students
in the emergency room. The psychi
atrist must also ascertain that this sort
of alcohol abuse is not a recurring
problem for the student.
"All students get drunk every now
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of the disagreement has helped
develop an image of a "turf war
between their fraternities.
"The confusion and bad publicity
that the media coverage of the issue
has. caused all three houses is. unfor
tunate, the statement read. "How
ever, a cooperative tone has been
adopted and efforts will be made to
-similarly address court party issues,
in the future.
During an interview Thursday, the
presidents said they are still con
cerned by the land ownership issue
and will make efforts to resolve it in
the near future.
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Officials postpone decision
on sophonioire parking issue
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Assistant University Editor '
The Traffic and Parking Advi
sory Committee voted Thursday to
delay action on seven parking
proposals, including one that
would suggest the elimination of
resident sophomore on-campus
The decision to delay the action
until Sept. 29 was a result of a letter
from Student Government that
called for a postponement of a vote
on the proposals. The letter stated
that the government opposed the
package of proposals and hoped to
"study it further in the hope of
generating a realistic alternative,"
and was read and signed by Neal
, Keene, a student representative on
and then," Snow said. "That's no big
deal." ' ,
Snow said that he did not recom
mend additional counseling for a
student unless the student had been
brought into the emergency room
from 10 to 20 times. (
"If they are brought in once a
month, they dont necessarily have a
drinking problem," Snow said. "But
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By BETH RHEA
The Oklahoma football game is
only a day away, and by the time
the crowds settle into their seats,
Kenan Stadium's makeover will be
But just barely.
"Everybody knew it was going to
come down to the wire, said: Roy
Jackson, project manager with Met
Jackson said the project was 99 and
one half percent complete.
"To the viewing public, it's going
to look finished, he said. "There's
going to be very little evidence that
the contractor's here. There's not
going to be stacks of plywood or
Work yet to be completed includes
a final coat of paint in some locations.
"Public areas, such as the
bathrooms, we're concentrating on
today and tomorrow, Jackson said.
Coach Mack Brown said the
scoreboards are not completed yet,
but they . are expected to be ready
Brown said the uncompleted facil
ity was no cause for alarm.
:-"It will not, afect,lhe ball. game"
he said. "The thing you want is for
the fans to be comfortable."
, Those requirements have been
taken care of, he said.
Unfinished areas, such as the
' storage rooms and stairwells, should
be completed in the two weeks before
the next home game, Jackson said.
Repairs on concrete work might be
the only segment of the project still
incomplete after that time.
"There are going to be some
One of the proposals called for
the elimination of parking for
sophomores who live on campus.
If that measure were to prove
insufficient, the proposal suggests
the restriction of parking for
Several students, including cam
pus leaders, were present at the
Keene said Student Government
wanted the vote on all seven
proposals postponed for further
review, but specifically the one
regarding sophomore parking.
"Students themselves have not
had sufficient time to voice their
opinions and concerns," Keene
The letter stated that govern
ment is "not satisfied with the
if they are brought in two to three
times a month, then we will admit
them against their will.
"If they say that they are thinking
of killing themselves or someone else,
then I would admit them (into a
detoxification center)," Snow said.
But a student could have been
drunk 10 to 20 times before each time
he enters the hospital, according to
Daye. So the student should be
counseled immediately, he said.
If entering the emergency room for
alcohol abuse becomes a habit, the
student can be forced to enter a
detoxification house or a rehabilita
tion center' involuntarily, Daye said.
There should be no punishment for
drunk students who must enter the
emergency room because drunken
ness is a "dysfunction" and a "dis
ease," Daye said. But students should
be referred to a counselor and a local
mental health authority, he said.
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cosmetic things that are going to be
finished after this game," he said.
"Everything else b.ut the concrete
work we feel will be taken care of
(before the next game)." ,
Jackson said the construction was
a 15 to 16 month project . that
originally was bid in two phases, one
to be done this year and one next
year. The schedule was then com
pressed to fit the construction into
nine months, and some of the work
had to be done during an off season.
"A lot of people said we'd never
finish," he said. .
The crew has been working 16 to
20 hours a day to finish the work
in time, Jackson said, and it was
particularly difficult because space
was cramped on the work site.
"It was a very tight, complicated
job," Jackson said. "Building up.
against the existing structure, there
was very limited space."
The stadium is constructed so
trucks can only get into the site one
at a time, and there is no way to
maneuver a crane onto the site.
The facility is scheduled for inspec
tion Thursday and Friday, Jackson
said, and he does not expect any
, problems in getting the. stadium
accepted for use.
In spite of all the hoopla surround
ing the game and . the renovated
stadium, University police said they,
would not intensify security around
Fifteen University police officers
will be on hand at the stadium, Major
S.L. Edmonds said. . . .
"We're going to go as if it (the
stadium) was ready," he said. "For
us it's just a normal football game."
method used to research and
develop the proposals.
"In the absence of a long-term
parking and transportation plan,
with clearly stated objectives, such
solutions are likely to foster resent
ment , and discord among the
various parking constituencies,
without providing a lasting solu
tion to the problem," the.letter said.
The letter further stated that
students are being asked to take
on too much of a burden in solving
the parking problem.
"This proposal is so ludicrously
subjective and biased (against
students) that it cannot possibly be
taken seriously without a much
closer look at the needs of students
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If a student is sent to detoxification
after entering the emergency room,
the next step is to enter a rehabi
litation center where they learn to live
without alcohol, Daye said. The
follow-up would be an Alcoholics
Anonymous kind of fellowship.
"Students rarely go that far because
they don't recognize that they have
a problem that early in life, or at least
they refuse to admit it," Daye said.
The problem of the hospital's
policy for drunk students has been
brought up at one of the hospital's
bioethics committee meetings, . said
one committee member. The problem
will probably be debated at the
hospital sometime in the future, he
. said. ,
But for now, the "drunk tank" at
the hospital remains the same. And
the students who are brought in once
have nothing to do but pay the $75
rate to sit on a bed until they sober
up enough to go home.