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By JENNIFER WING
: Although UNC Chancellor Paul
Hardin met with N.C. General
Assembly members Monday morn
ing to express his support for the
Board of Governors' (BOG) pro
posed UNC-system budget, he said
he plans to cancel the construction
of a $ 13 million art facility on campus
and to use the money to renovate the
present art buildings.
' Hardin also said the General
Assembly should increase faculty pay
'by 20 percent in the next two years,
because UNC-CH is suffering from
Iwhat he called comparatively low
Taculty salaries. "The budget is strong
!on faculty salary recommendations,"
By DAVE GLENN
' NORFOLK, Va. It may have
looked like just another non
conference win for the Tar Heels.
Instead, it was a piece of. history.
UNC's 87-77 triumph over the Old
Dominion Monarchs Tuesday night
at Norfolk's Scope arena moved the
Tar Heels' record to 20 wins and five
Victory number 20, a magic
number in UNC basketball recently,
advances the Tar Heels' incredible
streak of20-win seasons to 19 in -a-row.
The streak stands as the longest
in college basketball history.
But it wasn't easy.
"ODU played very hard," said
UNC coach Dean Smith. "But I also
Ferris and Zeemmao
may hot be listed
om election ballot
By JENNY CLONINGER
'Assistant University Editor
Senior class candidates Bobby
Ferris and Greg Zeeman could be
removed from the ballot if the
Student Supreme Court overturns
an Elections Board decision to
accept their petitions for candi
dacy after the deadline.
Ferris and Zeeman turned in
their petition about an hour and
a half after the 5 p.m. Thursday
deadline, said Wilborn Roberson,
Elections Board chairman. Rob
erson told the candidates they
would not be included on the
ballot because they had not met
But Ferris and Zeeman
; . appealed Roberson's decision to
Uhe Elections Board members,
who overturned the original deci
sion in a 4-3 vote.
Roberson notified the other
. candidates for the offices, Peter
Hancock, Ranchor Harris, Danny
I Rosin and Bryan Brayboy. They
'filed a written appeal with the
Student Supreme Court, opposing
the board's decision.
The appeal will be the Student
' Supreme Court's first full hearing
in three years. The hearing is
' scheduled for Thursday.
If the court upholds the board's
decision, Ferris and Zeeman will
' be placed on the ballot as if there
had been no appeal, said James
Exum, Student Supreme Court
chief justice. If the board's decision
is overturned, the candidates will
' be removed from the ballot.
"There were violations of stu-
' dent government general election
" laws," candidate Hancock said.
"We had some question as to
whether they (Elections Board
members) had a right to act as an
interpretive body in the first place.
We contest the very validity of the
Rosin said both pairs of running
mates agreed to work together on
Excessive caution can sometimes lead one as far astray as rash
The budget submitted by the BOG
had requested $13 million for the
construction of a performing arts
facility on campus, but Hardin said
he wants to use this money to pay
for extensive renovations in Hill Hall,
Memorial Hall and Playmakers
"This is not a cheaper way out, but
a much better idea," Hardin said. "I
hope that the legislature will see this
as very responsible."
Wayne Jones, associate vice chan
cellor of business and finance, said
the General Assembly will review the
budget. "It's a process that will take
several months," he said.
Jones said the BOG budget
includes an increase in fringe benefits
for faculty and staff.
think we showed a lot of poise."
Poise, yes. And strength in the
Led by a 10-of-13 shooting perfor
mance by starting forward Rick Fox,
who finished the day with 24 points,
the Tar Heels starting frontline
controlled play at both ends of the
court. In all, the trio of Fox, J.R.
Reid and Scott Williams scored 51
points on a scorching 22-of-30 from
"IVe just concentrated on my 'D'
the last few weeks' and that's been
, thereFoxaioV"IVep!ayed well the
last few games, and it's just a matter
of the fact that the shots have started
Fox's performance stole the spot
light from a homecoming of sorts for
the appeal. "I think it's important
because both teams running as
opposition to Ferris and Zeeman
have come to this decision
together," he said. "It (the board's
decision) is a direct violation."
Ferris said his and Zeeman's
petition was late, but the reason
has no bearing on the case. He
declined to discuss why the peti
tion was late, but said there were
"It's a shame that we can't look
at what we should be looking at
in an election, and we're not
looking at who would be the best
candidate," he said.
If the Student Supreme Court
grants the appeal, Ferris said he
and Zeeman are considering a
write-in campaign. "We definitely
wouldn't drop out," he said.
Blank petitions were distributed
to potential candidates in early
December, Roberson said, , and
they were made available again
from mid-January until the Feb.
9 deadline. The 5 p.m. deadline
was prominently displayed in the
Elections Board office and in
literature distributed to candi
dates, he said.
The appeal by the other candi
dates also questions the. compo
sition of the board, which has only
undergraduates as members.
The student government general
election laws state that the voting
members of the Elections Board
should include a number of grad
uate and professional students in
proportion to the number of
graduate and professional stu
dents in the student body.
But no graduate students have
shown interest in the positions in
several years, Roberson said. "The
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It is very difficult to predict how
the General Assembly will respond
because nobody expressed any opin
ions at Hardin's meeting, Jones said.
"But I don't foresee any particular
problems (about the renovations)."
Board of Trustees Chairman
Robert Eubanks said, "There is a lot
of pressure on the General Assembly
because of a shortage of funds."
The idea for the $13 million art
center was tentative, Hardin said. The
funds requested from the state for the
construction of the building will be
diverted to renovations in the other
art buildings if the General Assembly
approves the budget, he said.
The new auditorium would have
had 850 seats, about the same number
of seats as in Memorial Hall, Hardin
Reid, who hails from nearby Virginia
Beach. The 6-9 junior forward had
12 points and seven rebounds to go
along with four steals and a blocked
shot at the defensive end of the floor.
"It was fun to come back home
and play in front of the fans," said
Reid, who had more than 50 friends
and relatives attending the game.
"But they (ODU) were really up for
"But I guess most teams get up for
Before a frenzied sellout crowd of
10306 blue-clad fans, an emotional
ODU squad cast victory number 20
in doubt until the closing minutes of
"Everyone we play on our schedule
has a winning record, and ODU ranks
Popular downtown nightspot
By TRACY LAWSON
Cat's Cradle celebrated its grand
reopening last Friday night as the
band Hege V played to approxi
mately 400 people.
The Cradle reopened five months
after its lease ran out at 320 W.
Franklin St. The new location of the
club is also on West Franklin Street,
across from Hardee's.
Owner Frank Heath said, "Friday's
concert was played as a benefit and
a couple of thousand dollars were
raised for the club."
Opening night went well with no
serious problems, Heath said. Satur
day night was also a success as
approximately 200 people came to
hear Snatches of Pink.
Chapel Hill Town Council member
By TAMMY BLACKARD
Staff Writer ,
In reaction to a report released last
week that said 10 of the 12 members
of N.C. State's basketball team were
on academic warning, UNC officials
said Tuesday that all Tar Heel
basketball players were in good
"None of our basketball players are
on any kind of academic warning,"
said Dick Baddour, associate athletic
director at UNC. .
But NCSU Provost Nash Winstead
said none of the Wolf pack basketball
players was in bad academic standing,
despite being on academic warning.
"Why pick on 10 students?" Win
stead said. "There are 3,700 students
on academic warning at NCSU. Of
course, we would like for the players
to make better grades."
The academic warning systems at
UNC and NCSU are similar, but
NCSU's system has two levels.
Seven of NCSU's players are under
Academic Warning II the most
severe form of warning and three
are under a less severe warning
termed Academic Warning I.
A student placed on Academic
Warning I has a grade-point average
less than a C, a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
said. It would not make sense to build
an entirely new facility, he said.
Also, the proposed art center
would have been located on N.C.
Highway 54, which is on the outskirts
of the campus, Hardin said.
"It (the plan to renovate) is a far
more flexible plan than one center
on Route 54 that no one could get
to," he said.
Jones said the cost of the renova
tions is the same as the cost of the
new building would have been. "It's
just using it in a different way," he
said. "You certainly want to make the
best use of the facilities we already
"The facilities we have are limited
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with all of those," Smith said. "I think
theyH be right up there if not the Sun
But the Monarchs (14-9), behind
by five at the half, started slowly in
the second stanza perhaps still
feeling the effects of a clutch three
pointer by UNC guard King Rice at
the first-half buzzer.
After ODU's Anthony Carver, an
All-Sun Belt performer who led the
Monarchs with 21 points on the
strength of five treys, drew iron with
a three-pointer, Rice stepped to
center stage. . . - ;
The six-foot sophomore point
guard, who started in place of the
injured Jeff Lebo, took a pass from
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Art Werner attended the opening and
said, "The place looked in good
condition. There were a lot of people
there even though the decision was
not made until four (o'clock) that
afternoon to open.
"It looks like a good place for the
Cradle; I think it will do very well."
Heath said a lot of people helped
out in order for the Cradle to open
Jack Morgan is a friend of Heath's
who donated his time to help the club
open on Friday. "There were dozens
of people that worked to get the club
open," Morgan said. "It was like the
old days when people worked just to
get the place open.
"No one got money out of it, but
we worked as hard as we could. It
wasn't a chore for anyone," he said.
team in soodl academic staodimi
"We've only had one player on
academic probation in the last 10
years and that was on my academic
probation, not the school's"
Academic Warning II means a stu
dent's grade-point average has fallen
below either a 1.25 or a 1.95, depend
ing on the number of courses the
student has completed.
At UNC, a student must have taken
a certain number of courses and
achieved a prescribed grade-point
average to remain in good academic
standing. For example, a student
must have taken 24 academic hours
and achieved a 1.5 grade-point
average after the first two semesters
here in order to enter a third semester.
The more hours a student takes,
the higher the grade-point average the,
University requires; by the end of six
semesters, a student must have taken
78 hours and achieved a 1.9 grade
point average to continue.
A student at either UNC and
NCSU may face suspension if he falls
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Stan Dimac, a Chapel Hill resident, spent part of his Valentine's
Day flying a kite near Carmichael Auditorium Tuesday.
"I think the paint was still wet when
the first customers came in."
Heath said, "After the club closed
(at its old location) many prominent
people spoke out in favor of the
Cradle. It is now looked upon as. a
When the club's five-year lease
expired on Sept. 1, 1988, and the
owners of the building did not renew
the Cradle's lease, many community
leaders, including Werner and the
Downtown Commission, helped
Heath find a new location.
Werner said he decided to ask the
Chapel Hill Town Council to help the
nightclub after he found out the
Cradle had lost its lease and was
having trouble finding a new place.
"The Cradle is an important part
of the community. It has been around
below these standards.
The NCSU report, presented to
members of the university's faculty
senate, also showed the academic
standing of all 43 basketball players
recruited by Jim Valvano since he
became head coach in 1980. Of the
43 recruits, 29 are either on some form
of academic warning now or were
when they left the school.
Twenty-one of the 43 recruits
transferred or withdrew from NCSU
before graduating. Thirteen of that
group had been suspended for aca
demic reasons when they left school.
Six others were on Academic Warn
ing II and the remaining two left
school in good academic standing.
In contrast, the UNC basketball
program seems to be strong
"None of our guys has a (grade-
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5 - month hiatus
as long as I have been here," Werner
said. "When I came here in the early
70s, Endangered Species and the
Cradle were the two main places to
hang out at.
"The club has a good following that
brings good music. It would be a
shame to lose it because of a silly
reason like not having a place," he
Debbie Dibbert, co-director of the
Downtown Commission, said one of
the commission's responsibilities is to
match prospective tenants with
"In the case of the Cradle we found
the spot," Dibbert said. "We checked
with the people that would approve
a nightclub in their building and had
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point average) below a C," said coach
Dean Smith. "But I dont know how
many will be on the Dean's List."
"WeVe only had one player on
academic probation in. the last 10
years and that was on my academic
probation, not the school's," he said. ,
The NCSU report was made after
Valvano presented a report to the
faculty senate in November about
graduation rates for the basketball
players. The findings in the report
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on Feb. 20, you should go to
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between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. today
or Room 220 any tim; between
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