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6The Daily Tar HeelMonday, January
By BRENDA CAMPBELL
I The crowd roared for more than
just the basketball team at the
Georgia Tech basketball game on
Saturday as the new UNC ram
mascot made his debut.
, The mascot, clad in a blue shirt
with the UNC logo and wearing a
fierce scowl on his face, paraded
around the basketball floor and up
in the stands while shaking hands and
kissing children along the way. At one
point during the game, the Carolina
Fever members passed him over their
heads to the top of the section.
The mascot who took the floor
N.C. universities to receive
grants for teacher training
From staff reports
The UNC Board of Governors
has awarded $777,781 in Title II
grants to colleges and universities
statewide for teacher training to
improve mathematics and science
education in elementary and
The federally funded Title II
program is administered for the
board by the Mathematics and
Science Education Network of the
University of North Carolina,
headquartered at UNC-CH.
Funds are made available to each
state through the U.S. Depart
ment of Education. The state's
allotment this year is $614,038,
which will be distributed through
a competitive grants program, and
$163,743 for distribution through
a cooperative grants program.
This is the fourth year N.C.
higher education has received the
Title II funding. Fifty-seven N.C.
projects, enrolling about 5,000
teachers, were funded during the
Saad announces candidacy
for treasurer of senior class
By WILL SPEARS
George Saad, a junior accounting
major from Greenville, has
announced his candidacy for senior
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the theme of Saad 's campaign, centers
on getting more seniors involved in
class activities, he said.
Saad said he plans to improve the
agenda for commencement weekend.
He would consider having activities
during , the entire week before
Seniors should be more aware of
class activities and career opportun
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Saturday has the traditional ram's
face seen on many Tar Heel buttons,
cups and other memorabilia.
Until last year, UNC was the only
school in the Atlantic Coast Confer
ence that did not have a costumed
mascot at basketball and football
games, said Jamie Kerr, Carolina
But the mascot unveiled Saturday
is not UNC's first mascot. Last year,
a ram mascot was introduced at the
N.C. State basketball game, but he
wasn't very popular with fans and
students, Kerr said.
"When we introduced the first one,
the crowd was not too happy," Kerr
state's first three years of Title II
Study abroad in Poland
UNC's journalism school, along
with that of Ohio University, will
offer a three-week study-abroad
course, "Glasnost and the Polish
Mass Media," this summer in
The course will be from June
12 to July 1. Undergraduates and
graduate students will receive
three semester hours of credit from
UNC or quarter hours of credit
from Ohio University. Each stu
dent will choose which university
from which to receive the credit.
Jerry Oledski, director of the
Institute of Journalism in Warsaw,
will direct the program. At least
one American professor will
accompany the college students.
are ways he would accomplish this,
A senior section in The Daily Tar
Heel, financed by local business
advertising, would be another way to
make seniors more aware of activities
and job opportunities.
"If people know what's going on,
they're more apt to be involved," he
Senior class meetings should be
held at different times on different
days so more people would be able
"People have jobs (and) people
said. "They wanted one that looked
meaner, so we went back to the
Fever officials developed another
mascot during the summer, but the
design didn't satisfy them, said the
student in the ram costume, who
wishes to remain anonymous.
"We didn't really like the design
of the second costume," he said. "So
we decided to try to design another
one. We had to think of what would
appeal to a wide audience."
Fever officials decided the easiest
way to express what the costume
should look like was to send an
example, Kerr said.
By WILL SPEARS
Peter Hancock, a junior political
science and speech communications
major from Lenoir, and Ranchor
Harris, a junior RTVMP and pol
itical science major from Lexington,
have announced their candidacy for
senior class president and vice
The most important duties of the
senior class president and vice pres
ident are organizing and carrying out
the December recognition program,
the May commencement exercises,
the senior gift and the senior trip,
Hancock and Harris said.
Hancock and Harris said they plan
to publish periodically a senior
newsletter containing information
that will affect the senior class. The
newsletter will include information
dealing with the career placement
events, social events and other senior
Hancock and Harris said they plan
to establish a "senior enrichment"
program, providing an opportunity
have schoolwork," he said. "The
meetings need to be held at varied
times. You have to give and take. We
need to move the meeting times
around to get everyone involved."
The senior class should also work
even more closely with University
Career Planning and Placement
Services than it does now, Saad said.
"When a student's in his senior
year, he's trying to find a job," he
said. "It can be really stressful . . .
The seniors need to be informed
about the programs that can help
Because the senior class gifts have
been getting larger over the last
several years, the class of 1990 will
have to have a big gift as well, Saad
Saad said he would plan social
events such as senior class parties in
the Student Union to get more seniors
involved with the class.
Saad served as floor social chair
man in Hinton James Residence Hall
his freshman year, played club
baseball for three years and served
as treasurer of the club baseball team
for the past two years.
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"We told the company what we
wanted the costume to look like by
sending one a full-length window
sticker of the ram," he said.
Stagecraft, a Cincinnati-based
company that created the mascot,
also created Wake Forest University's
Demon Deacon mascot and Appal
achian State University's Mountai
neer, the mascot said.
The student who plays the ram
mascot was selected last year from
12 students who tried out for the
position, he said.
"Last year we tried out at the same
time as the mikeman tryouts. When
the field of 12 was narrowed, we had
for seniors to become involved in the
Chapel Hill community by joining
They also said they plan to imple
ment a program promoting senior
involvement in extracurricular activ
ities. The candidates feel this program
would enrich the campus because of
seniors' leadership capabilities.
The Alumni Outreach Program
should be continued and expanded,
Hancock said. This program, which
puts seniors in contact with alumni
in their career fields, is valuable to
seniors, he said. .
The senior class should begin a
"Senior Faculty Interaction" pro
gram, allowing seniors to meet with
faculty members in a social setting,
Harris said. Such a program would
be valuable to seniors who need
faculty recommendations for jobs or
graduate school, Harris said.
Senior socials should be held
Beware credit card fraud by phone
By SARAH CAGLE
A UNC student may have been
a victim of credit card fraud, and
other students may be targets,
University police officials warn.
Someone phoned Margaret
Matthews, a graduate student,
Thursday evening and asked to
verify her credit card number over
"The woman on the phone said
that I had been chosen as an active
Visa or MasterCard holder, and
Iwas to receive a special savings
card," Matthews said.
The caller then asked Matthews
to verify her name and address,
her credit card company, her credit
card expiration date and finally,
her credit card number, Matthews
"I started to read my number
faculty have the right to know how
the animals are being used and
The facility is closed to the public
because of health risks opening the
Farm would pose to the animals and
costs that would result, Bondurant
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to interview with various people of
the Carolina Athletic Association,"
After being chosen for the position,
the mascot attended camp this past
"I went to cheerleading camp with
the cheerleaders," he said. "I also went
to mascot camp. There were about
50 to 60 other mascots there being
Moving in the costume is not easy
and takes practice, the mascot said.
"You have to exaggerate every
thing," he said. "You can take on a
totally different personality or char
acter. Sometimes it is hard to stay
Peter Hancock and Ranchor Harris
throughout the year to develop the Chi Phi fraternity and is president;
cohesiveness within the senior class, of Chi Phi.
Hancock said. Harris has been a news anchor at,
Hancock has worked with the WXYC, worked with the Carolina
committee to elect Jim Broyhill to the Union social committee and is a.
U.S. Senate, served as secretary of member of the Chi Phi fraternity.
but didn't," she said. "Finally, I
caught on and said 'Wait a
"I told her if she wanted to verify
my number, she could read it out
to me and that she could just send
me the information in the mail."
The caller then hung up
abruptly, she said.
"The way they do it is so smooth
that you say the number last,"
Matthews said. "The way it
sounded at first, they just wanted
to verify my address."
An NCNB credit card official
said Friday: "This kind of thing
happens'all the time. Absolutely
don't give out your credit card
number over the phone."
University students are prime
targets for credit card scams, said
Sgt. Ned Comar of the University
"To hold open houses or public
tours would endanger the animals due
to the number of diseases easily
contracted from exposure to
humans," he said, "and it would entail
costs that would have to be taken
away from other areas."
A disturbing aspect of PETA's
investigation was, the killing of dog
No. 320, a mixed-white Labrador
retriever, that PETA officials wanted
to foster because they thought it was
a stray, Newkirk said.
"The dog had a good coat, was in
good physical condition, could sit on
demand and was very receptive
like a dog ready to go on a walk."
PETA wanted to publish pictures
of the dog in local papers to find the
owner, Newkirk said. The University
refused to say where the dog was
obtained and put it to death because
of a hip problem that could have been
corrected with an easy surgical
procedure, she said.
In his letter, Bondurant said the
dog had a degenerative joint disease
which caused lameness. "Euthanasia
was carried out in accordance with
appropriate veterinary standards," he
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"All .novements have to be non
verbal. You have to learn to com-1
municate with your hands. Emotions
have to be expressed with hand and'
To some students, the new mascot1
was a hit.
Kelly Luckadoo, a freshman from'
Black Mountain, sat next to a young'
Tar Heel fan who got a hug from
"It added a lot of excitement to.
the game," she said. "He includes all.
the little Tar Heels, as well as the big.
"University students away from
home are financially responsible
for the first time," Comar said.
"TheyH usually have a credit card
or bank card with an access code."
People who contact students
over the phone are not likely to
be legitimate, Comar said. "If it's
legitimate business, youH face the
person. Bankers don't come to you
"When someone mentions your
bank card or credit card, you are
probably about to be a victim of .
a scam. Become instantly '
People receiving such calls
should try to get the name of the
company and its phone number
and then contact the police,
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philosophical issue supported by.
most people in the United States if;
the research is ethical and responsible,'.'
Bondurant said Thursday. ,
The University has taken the.
charges seriously, and it is doing its .
best to show that it cares for the!
animals in a humane and responsible
way, Bondurant said.
"We will try to see that the public ;
is informed of the truth as to the"t
quality and consideration we give to
In his letter to Newkirk, Hardin-,
expressed the University's desire to
follow ethical standards. t
He wrote, "Although you and -I
might not agree on the basic question
of the use of animals in research for
the advancement of science, we join
you in being committed to the.
humane treatment of animals being
used in such research."
Bondurant's response to the'
charges is supported by other Uni
versity officials involved in the'
But Newkirk said PETA would
pursue further action.
"We are interested in talking with
Hardin face-to-face outside of a
public relations situation in a dia
logue that seriously discusses
change," Newkirk said.
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