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Volume 96, Issue 105
By BRENDA CAMPBELL
'. Staff Writer
; '.A student government ad hoc
committee today will submit a five
; point food services proposal, includ
ing a suggestion to eliminate the $100
mandatory meal plan, to Chancellor
Paul Hardin for review and approval.
The committee has been investigat
ing Carolina Dining Services for the
past year and designed suggestions
: for the proposal, said Kevin Martin,
student body president.
The proposal calls for Carolina
Dining Services to find another
source of revenue to replace the $100
mandatory meal plan. Consolidation
of the food services on campus over
a two-year period will create this
extra source of income, Martin said.
"The proposal includes volatile
: issues of food service that an advisory
committee has suggested can be
, improved," Martin said.
Former student's sculpture
By DANA CLINTON LUMSDEN
Students returning from winter
break may have noticed something
missing from Davis Library; the ,
abstract steel and concrete sculpture
in front of the library was removed
by the University facilities planning
Students and administrators inter
viewed last week had differing views
on the removal of the statue.
The sculpture, which was erected
in 1985; was originally supposed to
"It was approved several years ago
by the buildings and grounds com
mittee by a request from the art
department to put a student's honors
thesis there," said John Sanders,
buildings and grounds committee
chairman and director of the Institute
of Government. "To the best of my
knowledge, the sculpture was only
supposed to remain there for a period
of three years."
: Sanders said the University has no
plans to replace the sculpture with
Jim Miller, the artist who created
the sculpture, was a graduate student
in the art department when it was
placed in front of the library. He
rye is candidate
for CAA president
By JAMES BURROUGHS
Lisa Frye, a sophomore history
major from Conover, has
announced her candidacy for
president of the Carolina Athletic
Frye said she plans to create a
; I time line for Athletic Director
John Swofford's promise to look
into the possibility of installing
bleachers in the student seating
block in the Smith Center.
Bleacher seating would increase
the number of students who could
sit in the student sections.
"The main thing I would do is
ensure that the promises that the
athletic department has made are
carried through," she said. "We
just want students aware of when
it's going to be done."
Frye also said that after talking
,. to students she supports the first
, . come, first-served method of ticket
distribution and opposes random
. distribution. CAA officers or
. Carolina Fever members could
v monitor all lines and prevent
, students from breaking into line,
. she said.
"Right now I'rn still talking to
students, and I want to get a feel
? for what students want," she said.
"The Dean Dome has only been
around for three years; it's not like
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On campus there are two contracts
dealing with the sale of food. Ogden
Food Services runs the concession
stands at athletic events, and Marriott
Corp. deals with all other student
dining services, he said.
The proposal suggests consolidat
ing these two contracts into one that
would be held by one company,
"In order for the meals cards to
be eliminated, another form of
revenue has to be established,"
"In two years, when Marriott's
contract is up for renewal, this
proposal can go into effect," he said.
"It would require that the contract
for running the concession stands and
the contract for student services be
combined to become one contract."
Running the concession stands at
athletic events produces about
" was recommended that it. go away,
and we checked it out with the art
department, which voiced no
objection" Gordon Rutherford
could not be reached for comment.
The majority of the members of
the buildings and grounds committee
voted for the removal of the sculpture
last semester, said David Sprague, a
committee member and a professor
in the Department of Anesthesiology,
The sculpture was rusted and had
been vandalized, which was part of
the reason it was removed, said
Gordon Rutherford, director of
facilities planning. "It was there
longer than it should have been, it
had been defaced, and the library was
concerned about its appearance,"
Rutherford said. "It was recom
mended that it go away, and we
checked it out with the art depart
ment, which voiced no objection."
The facilities planning department
tried to contact the artist several times
before they began to dismantle the
we've exhausted every option for
Frye also said she plans to
expand the role of Carolina Fever
in the support of non-revenue
sports. The CAA would ask the
captains and coaches of non
revenue teams for two or three
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$700,000 in revenue each year, Martin
"With the guaranteed revenue from
concession sales, meal cards would
not have to be mandatory," he said.
"The food service does not bring
in much of a profit, but a company
can use the concession stands to
balance out their income," Martin
said. "They might make less in one
orea, but more in another."
Bids would be accepted from
Ogden Food Services, Marriott and
any other company interested in the
contract, Martin said, and the com
pany with the best bid would receive
The elimination of mandatory
meal cards for on-campus residents
is an issue that has been raised often,
he said. "Since I have come into office
I have tried to find a solution that
would accommodate everyone."
Many students will still buy meal
work, Rutherford said.
An art department official said the
artist never thought the sculpture
would be there permanently and had
voiced no objection to its removal.
Robert Howard, a Chapel Hill
sculptor, sent a letter to the chancellor
complaining about the removal of the
sculpture. Howard said its removal
was an example of the administra-
tion's "apparent disregard for art."
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Police were slow to reach library, female student says
By JENNIFER WING
A female student who was sexually
harassed by a man who sat behind
her and masturbated in Davis Library
Monday complained that police took
too long to respond to her complaint.
This is the fourth incident of this
nature in the library since last fall.
The woman described the suspect
as a black man, approximately 6 feet
tall, between 28 and 32 years old, and
wearing a bluish-gray leisure suit.
The woman was studying on the
seventh floor when the man asked her
for a pencil and then moved into the
stacks to get a book. He returned,
sat behind the victim and placed his
book in front of his genitals. The
victim said she heard heavy breathing
and turned around, assumed the man
was masturbating, and left the area.
The victim estimated that the
By LYNN GOSWICK
Eight children and one adult were
rushed from a Hillsborough school
to North Carolina Memorial Hospi
tal (NCMH) Tuesday after a toxic
gas caused three children to pass out,
a hospital spokesman said.
All nine patients were treated, and
two were released, NCMH informa
tion officer Jon Ross said Tuesday
evening. Two other patients were
expected to be released, he said, while
five of the children were expected to
be held overnight for observation.
Eric Upton, a captain with the
Orange County Hazardous Material
Team, said the gas that caused the
illness was identified as hydrogen
sulfide and came from an unknown
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
plans even if they are not mandatory,
"If the food service maintains high
quality, many students will still buy
the meal cards," he said. "The cards
will not be eliminated, but they will
not be mandatory either."
The other main objective of the
proposal is to include a 10 percent
service charge for off-campus cater
ers, he said.
"When Marriott or the Carolina
Inn caters something on campus they
have to pay a 10 percent cover charge
for the use of facilities," Martin said.
"Outside caterers don't have to pay
"The proposal requires that outside
caterers also pay a 10 percent service
charge," he said. "The money col
lected from this charge would go into
a fund designed to provide better
facilities for food service."
"People always talk about the
'flowers in the spring, the trees and
all that jazz, but they forget that there
is another aspect of food for thought
-. abstract art," Howard said. "They
(the administration) dohY mind
keeping up a statue, something about
the war between the states and a
woman's virginity, but prefer to
remove serious art."
Some students were glad the
sculpture was gone. "It's no big deal
that it's not there, if they really wanted
to (remove it)," said Steve Bass, a
sophomore business administration
major from Raleigh. "I dont think
most people care that it's gone."
"I feel that it was an eyesore from
the start, and I am glad that it is
gone," said Joseph Holt, a freshman
business administration major from
"My understanding is, when the lady
called, she asked to speak to an
officer. It was not called in as an
emergency" Lt. Walter Dunn
accused male remained in the library
for at least five more minutes, but
library employees were unable to
apprehend the man before he left.
"I watched the guy walk out of the
library," she said.
A library worker called the Uni
versity police for the student imme
diately after the incident, but they did
not arrive for 20-25 minutes, prompt
ing two more calls.
University police had no concept
Students at Abundant Life Chris
tian School, located on U.S. 70,
began complaining of nausea and
headaches Tuesday morning, Upton
Shortly after 2 p.m., the headaches
and nausea became worse, and a
school official called the local fire and
rescue departments, he said. Three
students were found unconscious,
and 19 students were ill.
Alois Callemyn, assistant chief of
the Hillsborough fire department,
said that after the school was evac
uated by the fire department, the
hazardous material team arrived and
monitored the school for toxic gases.
The team found high concentrations
of hydrogen sulfide, also known as
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of the urgency of the call, according
to Maj. Bob Porreca. According to
police reports, it took 20 minutes for
the officer to arrive.
That may be a long time, Porreca
said, but when the first call came in,
the caller reported only that the
incident had occurred earlier that
During the third, call, the dis
patcher discovered for the first time
Dr. Scott French of the NCMH
emergency room said high concentra
tions of hydrogen sulfide can smother
someone to death. Fortunately,
students got out of the school before
they inhaled too much of the gas, he
Students taken to the hospital were
given oxygen therapy, and lab tests
will be run on those children who
stayed overnight, French said.
Upton said members of the hazard
ous material team searched for the
possible origin of the gas, but no one
source could be named.
The team will follow two leads,
Upton said. One lead concerns pest
control at the school. Team members
are investigating the possibility that
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that the suspect was still present,
"It sounds like there was a lot of
miscommunication," he said.
Porreca said if the police had
realized the man was still present,
they would have responded imme
diately, but it did not sound like an
emergency at the time. :
Lt. Walter Dunn, a detective in the
investigation department, said, "My
understanding is, when the lady
called, she asked to speak to an
officer. It was not called in as.: an
Officer Charles Jackson, the officer
who reported to the library, explained
the delay with: "We were all on call."
He said he was. the first officer
available to report to the library.
The victim said that once Jackson
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fumes from pest control chemicals
sprayed last week are the source of
the gas, he said.
The. team is also investigating an
old sewage pumping station at the
edge of the school's property. The
odor around the station is similar to
that of hydrogen sulfide, Upton said.
Callemyn said school officials were
allowed to go back into the school
after rescue workers ventilated the
building and were satisfied that all
dangerous fumes were gone.
School officials were told the state
and county would work together to
determine if further action is needed,
he said. ,
David Smith, pastor of the church
that operates the school, could not
be reached for comment.
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