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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 96, Issue 60
, Thursday, October 13, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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e? emopy - celebrate
By BETHANY LITTON
From the 2,000 participants in the
official procession to the 20,000
chicken drumettes prepared by Caro
lina Dining Services, almost every
part of UNC helped celebrate the
University's 195th birthday.
Approximately 5,000 students,
faculty, staff and guests gathered in
front of South Building for University
Day, which commemorates the laying
of the cornerstone of Old East. The
focus of Wednesday's celebration was
Campos actnvust seiniteoced to
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Assistant University Editor
UNC graduate student Dale
McKinley was sentenced in district
court on Wednesday to serve 21 days
in Orange County Jail for violating
the terms of a "prayer for judgment
continued" ruling he received in a
Graham Entwistle, a UNC student
taking the semester off, has been out
of town and will probably receive the
same punishment when he returns,
McKinley said Wednesday.
; The sentence was automatically
appealed, and McKinley said he has
10 days "to try to work something
out" before he starts serving his
: Six students, including McKinley
and Entwistle, were arrested last Oct.
28 when they chained themselves
Hloooir Court decision sets no precedent
By LACY CHURCHILL
The Undergraduate Honor Court's
guilty verdict against five protesters
should have no bearing on Dale
McKinley's upcoming trial in the
Graduate Student Court, according
to Honor Court officials.
"If the graduate court performs the
duties it's supposed to, the undergrad
uate court's decision (concerning the
protesters) should have no bearing on
Dale's case," said Wilton Hyman,
Undergraduate Honor Court
The undergraduate court found
five student protesters guilty Sept. 29
of interfering with legitimate Univer
sity activities in relation to an April
15 protest against CIA recruitment.
The students were also charged with
the installation of Paul Hardin
UNC's seventh chancellor. '
Organizers said they were pleased
with the results of their planning and
Linda Haac, the event's project
coordinator, said, "Every area of the
University had a big job to do. The
most exciting thing is everybody
really cooperated under very short
notice and excelled." The University
Day Installation Committee started
meeting this summer, and most of the
together to block, the entrance ' to
rooms in Hanes Hall where CIA
recruiters were conducting interviews.
On Jan. 14, Orange County Dis
trict Court Judge Stanley Peele
entered a "prayer for -judgment
continued" on McKinley and Entwis
tle, saying they were guilty of disor
derly conduct but that they would not
be sentenced or fined.
Under the terms of the ruling, the
judge said he would not enter the
conviction, on their records unless
they were convicted of another
violation within a year.
In August, McKinley and Entwis
tle were convicted of trespassing as
a result of an April 15 CIA protest
in Hanes Hall.
Peele sentenced McKinley under
the disorderly conduct ruling.
trespassing but were found not guilty
on that charge.
The students were given a sanction
of censure, which is an official
reprimand letter from the University.
"It is not a harsh charge at all,"
McKinley will be tried on four
charges before the graduate court
Thursday, Oct. 20. He is also charged
with interfering with legitimate
University activities and trespassing
in Hanes Hall. In addition, he is
charged with disorderly conduct in
Hanes Hall and disruption at the
University Motor Jnn last spring.
Hyman said it is difficult to be
objective in a case like this and some
people may expect the graduate court
to find McKinley guilty just because
the undergraduate protesters were
Hardin as UNC chancellor during
planning had been done since Aug.
1, she said. The event cost $36,000
and was financed completely from
private sources, she said. -
Richard Pfaff, committee chair
man, said he was "very pleased and
very gratified" with the turnout.
Almost all of the 4,000 chairs were
filled, and many people stood to
watch the ceremony, which lasted a
little under two hours. .
"One of the most rewarding things
is when you put on something of this
magnitude and importance and you
McKinley said Wednesday he was
surprised that he was sentenced to a
jail term. "I thought it (the conviction)
would just go on my record," he said.
The sentence is too harsh for a first
offense on a disorderly conduct
charge, McKinley said.
"It's very disproportionate to the
offense," he said. "It's not as though
we did any damage."
Junior Joey Templeton, another
student who received the prayer for
judgment continued and was arrested
on April 15, had charges of trespass
ing dismissed for lack of evidence.
She said she was shocked by McKin
"I think it's ridiculous," she said.
"A fine and probation would have
been much more appropriate for
something like this."
found guilty. .
McKinley said the undergraduate
court's verdict should not set a
precedent for his case. "In all fairness,
it (the undergraduate decision)
should not even be considered," he
said. "It's a separate hearing, but I
don't know if that will be the case."
David Fountain, student attorney
general, said the undergraduate and
graduate courts are two separate
entities and one case should have no
bearing on the other.
Fountain said there has been some
misconception about the undergrad
"Most students are unaffected by
the University's judicial system until
they come in contact with it," he said.
Its purpose is to make sure that
student conduct is upheld.
God's gift to little men. Bruce Barton
DTH Brian Foley .
the University Day celebration
look out under that blue sky and see
that many people," Haac said. ,
; A considerable number of students
attended, the ceremony. "When I
think of all the planning that went
into this, I'm glad to see that there's
a good student turnout," said David
Adams, senior class vice president.
University Day was first celebrated
in 1877 and marks the anniversary
of the laying of the cornerstone of
Old East. It has been the official
installation day for chancellors since
1957. Past University Days have also
Templeton said it is "scary" how
close she came to being sentenced.
, "I don't know what I'd do if I had
to go to jail for 21 days," she said.
"I don't know what I'd telLmy
McKinley said the sentence will be
harmful to people who want to
protest in the future. -
"This is very constraining on
people," he said. "It has to be if they're
going to give jail time for acts of
The jail sentence, along with the
conviction of five students in UNC
Honor Court Sept. 29 as a result of
the April 15 protest, will tend to
silence protest, McKinley said. ,
"They're hitting us from all direc
tions," he said. "They're trying to
stifle dissent from University policy."
When a case is brought to the
undergraduate court it is first pre
sented to Fountain. As student
attorney general, he confers first with
the person who brought the charges,
and then with the accused.
Fountain decides whether there is
enough evidence for a case. If there
is enough evidence, then an investi
gator is assigned to collect the
, Fountain said trials are non
adversarial procedures, in that both
the defense and the investigator work
together so both sides know exactly
what is going on.
Once in front of the court, which
consists of a chairman and four other
members, the investigator and the
See HONOR COURT page 2
By JENNY CLONINGER
Assistant University Editor
Surrounded by Carolina blue,
pageantry, Paul Hardin was installed
as UNC's seventh chancellor Wednes
day calling for bold and progressive
action in working toward the Uni
After greeting his audience and
welcoming special guests, Hardin
outlined his ideas for a future UNC
as a leading American university.
"The future belongs to those institu
tions and persons who command it,
not to those who wait passively for
it to happen," he said.
The first aspect of his plan is to
honor UNC's traditions. "As we strive
successfully for expanding national
and international recognition, we
must not forget either our indebted
ness or our continuing obligation to
the state and to its people who
nourish and take great pride in the
University," he said.
Setting priorities as a community
is another important part of the
foundation for UNC's future, Hardin
"This planning process has been
well begun but needs sharpening
because of the coming of new lead
ership and the pendency of a major
financial campaign to coincide .with
the bicentennial observance," he said.
"We must evaluate programs, person
nel and facilities in order to ascertain
present strengths and to prepare to
meet future needs."
Strengthening partnerships with
other universities and with the Chapel
Hill community is crucial to UNC's
future, he said. "We shall be open
both to initiate and receive sugges
tions for further, creative collabora-
included the dedication of buildings,
such as J. Carlyle Sitterson Hall,
which was dedicated last year.
The ceremony, which started at 11
a.m., opened with a procession that
Hardin said was "the most inclusive
university procession Iliave ever seen
Ted BonuSj director of public
information, said approximately
2,000 people walked in the proces
sion. It was distinctive because every .
student organization and every staff
department was represented, and it
Hatcher acted out
of fear for bis life,
By HELLE NIELSEN
Eddie Hatcher feared for his life
because he had information show
ing Robeson County officials were
involved in drug trafficking,
defense witnesses said Wednesday
on the last day of, testimony in
Hatcher's trial. .
Attorneys for defendants
Hatcher and Timothy Jacobs have
said throughout the trial that the
Tuscarora Indians took over The
Robesonian newspaper in Lum
berton Feb. 1 to protect Hatcher's
The Rev. J.T. Freeman testified
that Hatcher showed him maps
Jan. 27 that traced drug trafficking
routes and drop-off points
throughout Robeson County. The
maps identified Robeson County
officals, including Sheriff Hubert
Stone and his son, Deputy Sheriff
Kevin Stone, as part of the drug
"I said, 'I don't want to see
this, " Freeman said. "He knew
something I did not want to get
involved in. He said, 'I am a dead
Hatcher, 31, and Jacobs, 20,
were both charged with violations
of federal hostage-taking and
weapons statutes for holding 21
people at gunpoint for 10 hours
Feb. 1. They were demanding
independent investigations into
alleged racial violence and drug
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tion," he said.
To "command the future," Hardin
said, UNC . must work closely with
the N.C. General Administration and
the Board of Governors.
"No. administrative team will work
harder than , the team in South
Building to make the present system
work as well as possible," he said.
In conclusion, Hardin said the
University community must be "pas
sionately committed" to its future.
"We have not come to University Day
in order to celebrate a pastel public
university. We must honor our
founders by painting, as they did,
with bold colors," he said.
State officials and University
representatives mentioned the Uni
versity's tradition, future, and Har
din's role in that future during their
Gov. Jim Martin stressed the
importance of UNC's place in North
Carolina's history and in its future.
"We live in a time when, more than
ever, the University stands as both
the guardian of our cultural heritage
and the architect of our future," he
said. "Chancellor Hardin, we wish
you well as" you' lead this great
University, and welcome you home."
Hardin's future work is important
not only to students now enrolled,
but to their successors and to future
alumni, said Kevin Martin, student
"Although as students our stay is
brief, our hearts and thoughts will
always return to our alma mater," he
said. "So it's important to us that the
See HARDIN page 5
also included alumni from every class
that could be found, he said. In most
processions there is only one repre
sentative each for the students, staff
and alumni, he said.
Part of the event's success, Bonus
said, can be attributed to the "mar
velous turnout of the faculty."
After the procession and the
invocation, which was given by the
Rev. William Gattis of University
United Methodist Church, the Dis-
See UNIVERSITY DAY page 5
trafficking by county law enforce
But U.S. District Court Judge
Terrence Boyle acquitted Jacobs
of the hostage-taking charges
Monday because prosecution
attorneys failed to prove that
Jacobs made demands on the
Jacobs faces a maximum
penalty of 25 years imprisonment
for the pending weapons charges.
Hatcher is still charged with
hostage-taking because only he
communicated with state govern
ment officials during the takeover
and agreed to the surrender to an
FBI agent. If convicted, he could
receive a life sentence. .
As Gov. Jim Martin's chief of
staff, Phil Kirk negotiated with
Hatcher during the takeover. Kirk
testified Wednesday that Hatcher
did not make any direct demands
on the U.S. government.
"Indirectly you did in that you
indicated you would not surrender
to local and state officials," Kirk
responded to a question from
Hatcher. Hatcher is representing
himself because his lawyer, Wil-
liam Kunstler, is delayed at a trial
in New York. Hatcher has refused
Kirk said he, not Hatcher,
suggested that the Indians sur
render to an FBI agent.
See HATCHER page 2