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Chapel By JUSTIN McGUIRE Assistant University Editor Despite the December expiration of a federal mandate requiring minimum minority enrollment per centages in UNC-system schools, the Board of Governors (BOG) has decided to continue programs designed to increase minority pres ence in the system. ; The consent decree, filed by the U.S. Department of Education in 1981, expired Dec. 31, 1988. It originally called for 10.6 percent minority enrollment in the 11 predominately white UNC-system schools by December 1986, but the BOG extended the system's commit Athletic department misled students, campy s leaders say By WILL SPEARS Staff Writer Student leaders are considering a five- to 10-minute boycott of a basketball game because they say students are not getting the seats in the Smith Center that the athletic department originally promised them. From the planning stages of the Smith Center, students have been deliberately misled about the quality of their seating, student leaders say. But athletic department officials continue to call the controversy a misunderstanding and say there is no way to increase the number of lower-level student seats. "A misunderstanding is putting it very politely," Carol Geer, Carolina Athletic Association (CAA) president, said. "That is not the case. Misrepresenting or mis leading, maybe. But not a misunderstanding. "Since weVe been in the Smith Center, weVe been treated like second-class citizens." Members of the CAA are con cerned that the 2,159 lower-level scats the athletic department promised when the Smith Center was under construction are not being reserved for students. Instead, the students have 1,600 lower-level seats available to them. "Maybe they (athletic depart- In) x? A cooutiiniye pmb for oiraiGHOTDty eiiwoiinment- ment to the program for two years. It also included increasing white enrollment at predominately black institutions to 15 percent. In November, the BOG decided to continue the efforts to increase minority enrollment. "We will continue to promote increased minority enrollment in the system," said BOG member Samuel Poole. "We have very active affirma tive action and recruitment programs, and they will continue." Raymond Dawson, UNC-system vice president for academic affairs, said the programs include minority presence scholarships, active recruit ment programs and special financial ment officials) found out that the number of seats wasn't what they expected," Geer said. "They may have also cut the number of seats for other groups, but they made a very substantial cut in the student seating. I don't think students should be thinking this misled into is a misunderstanding." Paul Hoolahan, associate athletic director, attributed the discrepancy to a misunderstanding during the construction of the Smith Center, when the estimated number of seats was decreased. Neil Riemann, speaker of Stu dent Congress, said Hoolahan's explanation is incorrect. "We have enough documents to make him look like a fool," he said. "There's no misunderstanding. They're lying . . . The only mis understanding there could possi bly be is stupidity on their part." Publicity and pressure are essential to getting the 2,159 tickets, Riemann said. Before any action is taken, the students must be "angry about it and commit ted," he said. The CAA has had few student reactions to the situation, said CAA president Carol Geer. "If the students convey to me that they want something done, See ATHLETICS page 4 You'd be surprised how f f V .1 'V 1 - -t 1 Hill police blocked off the area for in the last four years. aid programs. The BOG also decided to make information about the schools avail able to prospective students, increase cooperation with N.C. public schools and increase graduate and profes sional recruitment at the traditionally black schools in the system. The decree resolved a dispute between the UNC system and the Department of Education over the system's desegregation efforts. The UNC system had filed a lawsuit in response to the Department of Education's threat to withhold fed eral funding because of unsatisfactory efforts to increase black enrollment. Minority enrollment in the system f : woe-- 2 Residence hall fires may be related By AMY WAJDA Staff Writer A pile of burned papers found on an unattended lit stove burner in Hinton James Residence Hall Tues day morning may be connected to three bulletin board fires last week, University police said Thursday. Police Lt. Walter Dunn said the fire was similar enough to the recent bulletin board fires in Hinton James to have been set by the same person s dre By NANCY VYKLE Staff Writer Martin Luther King Jr. was a dream maker rather than a dreamer, and this set him apart from other civil rights leaders, Bernice King said Thursday to a capacity crowd in Memorial Hall. King's speech, sponsored by the Carolina Union Forum Committee, was the keynote address of the eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration. America portrays King Jr. as a dreamer because that makes him less threatening, said King, the civil rights leader's youngest daughter. But he dared to make dreams happen. "Martin Luther King was a non violent revolutionist. He was a decision maker, a soul agitater." Because of her father, King said, "We not only sleep in Holiday Inns, we lie beside the pool and soak in freedom rays and drink from libe rated fruit punch." Civil rights leaders made choices that required courage of convictions, she said. "The choice is not between much (being) a EOng' x" if j DTHBrian Foley revelers for only the second time is now about 8.5 percent, falling short of the 10.6 percent goal, Dawson said. But he said the decree served a useful purpose. North Carolina has the best record of increased minority enrollment of any Southern state in the period from 1976 to 1986, he said. "Also, we were second in the nation in increased minority enrollment during that period," Dawson said. Black enrollment in North Caro lina public four-year colleges increased 22.1 percent in the 1976 86 period, second only to New York among states with more than 5,000 See ENROLLMENT page 3 or an accomplice. "It's very possible it could be connected," he said. It's also possible that the stove fire could have been started by someone who got the idea from the bulletin board fires, Dunn said. Members of the housekeeping staff discovered the burned papers in the sixth floor kitchen at 7:30 a.m. The papers were cold, so the fire probably started in "the late hours," Dunn said. The housekeeping staff reported the am must live on, daughter says violence and non-violence, but between non-violence and non existence." The course of our nation depends upon the choices each individual makes, King said. Today's generation faces choices about how to deal with issues such as poverty, illiteracy and drugs, King said. "What we need today are young men and women who know that Martin Luther King was not just dreaming," she said. "He not only good actor pays n auclmeir y u 4 i R acoio) eadouooGD By HELLE NIELSEN Staff Writer Both Eddie Hatcher and Timothy Jacobs have left North Carolina and face possible extradition processes to bring them back to Robeson County to face state charges of kidnapping. Hatcher failed to show for a court appearance in Robeson District Court Thursday, staying at an Idaho Indian reservation, while Jacobs is awaiting an extradition hearing in New York. When Hatcher did not appear in court Tuesday as required, he was given until Thursday to appear before an arrest order would go into effect, Robeson County district attorney Richard Townsend said Thursday in a telephone interview. Hatcher is living at the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho, which is under the jurisdiction of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe, said Ron Kuby, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, the group representing Hatcher in North Carolina. "(Jacobs and Hatcher) never expect to appear for trial," Kuby said. Black Enrollment in Four-Year Public Institutions State 1976 1986 Change New York 37,145 46,769 25.9 North Carolina 20,095 24,541 22.1 South Carolina 8,709 10,382 19.2 Florida 11,193 12,495 11.6 Louisiana 27,197 30,007 10.3 Of states with black enrollment greater than 5,000 in 1976, these five had the greatest percentage of change by 1986. fire to the police at 11:18 a.m., according to police reports. Because of the similarities in the fires, the stove fire is being investi gated with the bulletin board fires, Dunn said. "We are continuing to interview people," he said. The fires have been discussed with the housing department and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), Dunn said. The SBI is investigating the fires with University police, he Bernice King talked the talk, he walked the walk. "If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way." People either make things happen, watch things happen or don't know off. Ronald , i in i nine i iiiiiii.iiniuiuiiiiiii.Min. -i mi. minimi I m J ji I m iv t Ji 9 ace n e "They have already been acquitted in federal court." But Jacobs may have to go to trial. Last week, New York Gov. Mario Cuomo signed extradition papers on Jacobs at the request of N.C. Gov. Jim Martin, Cuomo's spokesman Francis Sheehan said Wednesday. Jacobs extradition is pending a court hearing scheduled for Feb. 28 in Madison County, N.Y. At a Jan. 12 hearing, Jacobs was released on $25,000 bond and ordered not to leave the state of New York. Hatcher and Jacobs were indicted Dec. 6 on 14 counts of second-degree kidnapping for the Feb. 1 armed takeover of the Lumberton news paper The Robesonian. If convicted, each could receive a maximum penalty of 30 years per count. A federal jury acquitted the two Indians Oct. 14 on federal hostage taking and arms charges stemming from the same incident. Learning about the state indict ments, Jacobs sought refuge at the Onondaga Indian Reservation in See EXTRADITION page 4 said. Melissa Finley, Hinton James area director, said the kitchen has been closed for the duration of the inves tigation to prevent more fires from starting there. No other kitchens in Hinton James have been locked because they are public areas, she said. The area office has not posted See FIRES page 5 what is going on, King said, and King Jr. made things happen. In the 1970s, people watched from the sidelines, and in the 1980s there are too many who don't know what is going on. Today people have become too concerned with materialism and appearance, she said. "All of us have got caught up in following the Joneses. We go along to get along." People cannot choose to be born into a certain situation, but they can choose whether to let that situation control them, she said. "We have the capacity to rise above circumstance and bring peace, love and freedom. "If you were born in poverty or with a silver spoon in your mouth, that was not your choice. But if you were ignorant, that was your choice, or if the hair on top of your head is worth more than the sense in your head, that's your choice." "The answer to our future is in our hands," King said. "The choice is yours. I am the dream, you are the dream, we are all the dream. The , choice is yours. Let's keep the dream alive." Reagan

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