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The Daily Tar Heel Wednesday, February 22,. 19893
ddi seraoir ciiass race
By WILL SPEARS
Bobby Ferris and Greg Zeeman,
who waged a write-in campaign for
;senior class president and vice pres
ident, will oppose Danny Rosin and
Bryan Brayboy in a runoff on
Ferris and Zeeman received 38
percent of the vote, Rosin and
Brayboy received 33 percent, and
i Peter Hancock and Ranchor Harris
received 29 percent in unofficial
returns. Seniors cast 1,273 ballots in
the president vice president race.
Ferris and Zeeman did not appear
jori the ballots because they filed their
'petitions after the 5 p.m. deadline on
Thursday, Feb. 9. Wilborn Roberson,
Elections Board chairman, told the
candidates they could not appear on
jthe ballot. The Elections Board
overturned Roberson's decision, and
after a series of appeals by all of the
senior class candidates, the Student
Supreme Court -ruled last Thursday
that Ferris and Zeeman could not
Qctors declared mm
J3y BRENDA CAMPBELL
and JEFF ECKARD
Students elected Student Congress
representatives from 18 districts
Tuesday during campus elections.
All results are unofficial, but the
ballots will be rechecked by the
Elections Board and finalized by
Wednesday afternoon, Elections
Board Chairman Wilborn Roberson
said early this morning.
Representatives from 18 districts
make up the legislative branch of
student government. The first seven
districts represent graduate students,
and the remaining 1 1 represent
Roberson said he did not know for
sure if there would be any runoffs
but was confident that candidates
who received the most votes in
districts with two seats will be
officially confirmed as winners.
In districts with two seats, candi
dates win by gaining a plurality
instead of a majority, he said.
District 1 will be represented by
Gary Morris, who defeated his
opponent, B. Joseph Causey Jr., 67
44. William John Brown was elected
in District 2 with 15 votes.
By GLENN O'NEAL
'. A biU'tG regulate drug testing in
the workplace has been proposed in
the state legislature, despite strong
. objections from members of the
Sen. Frank Block, D-New Han
over, sponsor of the bill, said "the
bill prescribes what is going to be a
proper drug testing procedure, what
ijnalifies as a state accepted testing
I "The provisions protect the consti
tutional rights and the dignity of
employees," he said, adding that a
certain due process must be used in
drug testing in the workplace.
The bill requires, an employee to
be given a chance to explain himself
tf he tests positive for drugs. It also
states that if a screening test shows
positive drug use, a confirming test
nust be done before action against
he employee can be takers he said.
- The bill also states that the
employee cannot be fired if he or she
Is only guilty of testing positive for
drug use and has not committed any
ther infraction against company
-! If an employee tests positive, he
inust enter an Employee Assistant
program, paid for by the employer.
The EAP is not a drug treatment
program; if an employee enters a drug
treatment program, Block said, he or
Contribute in the CAA, but he feels
(hat many CAA members who
Opposed him in the election may not
jyant him in the organization.
"As far as working with the CAA
n the future, that's really not my call,"
e said. "I'd love to see some of my
ideas pass through, and I think Lisa
will do a great job."
Saldi said the good election turnout
mcreased student awareness of the
CAA, but that a runoff might have
meant more publicity.
"I'm glad we had a really good
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The voters who wrote Ferris and
Zeeman in on their ballots had to list
the two candidates and their offices
separately. Roberson said Tuesday
night that he would rule Wednesday
on whether Ferris and Zeeman would
be listed separately on the runoff
ballot. Ferris received seven more
votes than Zeeman.
Brayboy said he was not surprised
at the success of the Ferris-Zeeman
"They were candidates from the
beginning and they campaigned from
the beginning," Brayboy said. "They
did a fantastic job. WeVe got to
commend them on that."
Ferris said the people who sup
ported their campaigns are respon
sible for their success.
"I just want to thank the people
that helped us out," he said. "At this
point we can't really take credit for
it. They deserve the credit for what
ever success weVe achieved."
Jurgen Buchenau and Carlos
Cerezo-Suarez filled the twoxseats in
District 3. Buchenau received 54 votes
and Cerezo-Suarez received 27 votes.
There were no other candidates for
District 4 was open, but was filled
with a write-in choice. Jacquelyn
Clymore won the legislative seat with
Jim Taylor ran unopposed in
District 5, winning with 32 votes.
The newly elected representative in
District 6 is Ram Ramachandran.
Ramachandran defeated his oppo
nent, Tom Elliott, 31-26.
The two open positions in District
7 were filled by Sortia Abecassis and
Jeffrey Beall. Abecassis received 46
votes and Beall received 54 votes.
Ken Costner and Jonathan Martin
defeated Scott Shelton and Mark
Teague for the two representative
positions in District 8. Costner
received 397 votes, Martin received
319, Shelton received 95 and Teague
Danielle Adams won the position
in District 9 with 192 votes over Shilpi
Somaya and write-in candidate Chris
Osborn. Somaya received 147 votes,
and Osborn received 28.
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Sen. William Barker, D-Pamlico,
said he favors the concept of the bill
that states no one is required to have
a drug testing program, but if there
is a program, then it must be fair for
employees and employers.
He said he is concerned that a
person who turns up positive for drug
abuse could not be fired for that
reason. "Also, the small businesses
ought to be exempted outright,"
Barker said. "It's too much red tape
The provisions requiring busi
nesses which use drug testing to set '
up EAPs, and to hold an employee's
job open while he or she is in EAP,
has raised many objections from the
Marc Finlayson, government rela
tions director of the N.C. Textiles
Manufacturing Association, said the
bill tends to discourage drug testing
due to added costs, extra liability and
"The bill requires that you have
EAPs set up," he said.
Most companies already have
EAPs set up, but the Department of
Labor must set the standards under
the new regulations. Some companies
might not meet these standards, and
they would have the extra costs of
bringing them to the department's
standards, he said.
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turnout. I think the most important
thing is bringing publicity to the
CAA," Saldi said. "I knew she (Frye)
would be in the lead; I just didn't
know by how much. I really thought
there'd be a runoff."
Saldi said she would like to con
tinue to contribute to the CAA by
becoming vice president, but that
work with homecoming would be her
"(Lisa) did a very good job in
getting her people out to vote," she
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Because the Rosin-Brayboy team
finished in the middle of the three
team field, it has a good chance to
win in the runoff, Rosin said.
"We're right in the middle of the
two camps," he said. "I think we have
a great shot at it. . . . We're psyched."
Ferris and Zeeman said they think
they can win the runoff.
"Our chances are good," Zeeman
said. "But we have to keep it in
perspective. If all the people who
supported us this time support us next
time, our chances are very good."
Ferris also said he feels good about
the runoff, but they'll have to con
tinue to campaign hard. "Our chances
are just as if we'd come in second,"
he said. "We need to run this race
Hancock said the campaign was
fair and the Ferris-Zeeman team
deserved a great deal of credit. "I'm
impressed by their tremendous write
in campaign," he said. "They had
tremendous grassroots support and
Donnie Esposito, who received 128
votes. He defeated four opponents,
Shawn Gilbert, Alan Martin, Deanna
Ramey and Bill Rubin.
District 1 1 will be represented by
Matthew Heyd, who received 304
votes, and Shane Johnson, who
received 241 votes. The pair defeated
Philip Baddour, with 220 votes, and
Kerry Stitzinger, with 201 votes.
Mindy Dawn Friedman, with 381
votes, and Mark Bibbs, with 323
votes, defeated Scott McDonald, who
received 206 votes, for the two
available positions in District 12.
John Lomax, with 362 votes, and
Dave Davidson, with 248 votes, won
the two seats in District 13. They
defeated Ian Schiller, who got 183
votes; Jill Nystrom, who received 154
votes; and Edward Fischer, who
received 100 votes.
Samuel Bagenstos and Phillip
Thompson filled the two seats in
District 14. Bagenstos received 343
votes and Thompson received 306.
There were no other candidates for
Peter Hans, who received 125
votes, and Bill Stallings, who received
175 votes, will represent District 15.
There were no other candidates for
Finlayson is also opposed to the
Finlayson is also opposed to the
bill's provision requiring employers to
hold open an employee's job while
that employee is in an EAP.
"It is a definite problem in practical
terms. You are going to have to hire
a temporary worker while the other
employee is in treatment," he said.
Finlayson said he was also opposed
to the bill because it is "a blatant
interference in the traditional N.C.
Susan Valauri, state director of the
North Carolina chapter of the
National Federation of Independent
Businesses, said the provision requir
ing ah employee's job to be held open
while that employee is in an EAP
would pose a hardship for a small
employer. That employer would have
to go without an employee or have
to find someone else to take the
person's place, she said.
Valauri said she agreed with the
intent of the bill but not with its
She said she didn't believe EAPs
were universally available because
they are usually found only in urban
areas. Also, she said, "When the
government mandates a benefit, the
costs of that benefit rise."
Valauri said the bill, which is
intended to regulate drug testing,
could actually have an adverse effect
"If they made the bill too compli
cated, small businesses would fire
employees they suspect of drug use
instead of testing them," she said.
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George Saad and Anna Baird will
compete in a runoff for the office of
senior class treasurer on Tuesday.
Saad received 37 percent of the
vote, Baird received 35 percent and
David Bull received 19 percent in
Baird said she was pleased with the
"I was absolutely thrilled at how
things went tonight," she said. "I'm
looking forward to the runoff."
Saad said he plans to campaign
hard for the next week, but getting
people to vote in the runoff is the
key to winning.
"I'm going to run my campaign
very hard and try my best to get
people to vote," he said. "If seniors
want to have a part in the next year
here, they have to get out and vote."
Jeannie Gontram ran unopposed
for the office of senior class secretary
and received 1,011 votes.
Gene Davis and Gerry Hayes filled
the two representative seats in Distict
16. Davis received 64 votes and Hayes
received 47 votes.
The two seats in District 17 were
filled by Jill Gilbert, who received 220
votes, and Chris Peeler, who received
138 votes. They defeated Bret Bat
chelder, who received 106 votes, and
Kimberly Hight, who received 56
Thornton Long and Carole Yost
filled the two seats in District 18..
Long received 131 votes and Yost
received 136. There were no other
candidates for the positions.
Coooteir breakdown slows resy Its
From staff reports
The first election results came in
about an hour later than expected last
night because of problems caused by
basketball traffic and a malfunction
in the Elections Board's vote
Traffic from the basketball game
between UNC and Nevada-Reno
caused poll tenders to be late return
ing ballots from South Campus
districts to the vote-counting site, said
Wilborn Roberson, Elections Board
chairman. Officials could not begin The problem wasn't as difficult to
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By SIMONE PAM
Enough spaces are available in the
residence halls for every student who
turned in a housing application, so
no residence hall drawing will be held.
"There were less applicants than
number of spaces available," said
Collin Rustin, associate director of
contracts and administration for the
Department of University Housing.
"So we won't have to close anyone
The drawing, which was supposed
to be held Tuesday, was canceled
because the housing department
received 1,193 applications and had
1,293 spaces available. All students
who submitted their application to
compete in the current residence hall
drawing or were unsuccessful in the
preliminary drawings are assured a
room in their current residence hall,
Students who did not request a
specific room or requested a room
number change will be assigned a
room by their area director sometime
before spring break, he said.
"This is the first year that we have
had more spaces than people," Rustin
The new guaranteed sophomore
housing policy is largely responsible
for the difference between the number
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By JENNIFER WING
Sharon KebschuII, running
unopposed for editor of The Daily
Tar Heel (DTH), swept the edi
tor's race Tuesday with 4,376
student votes, based on unofficial
election results. '
KebschuII said she wanted to
begin to implement several of her
ideas as soon as possible when she
assumes the role of editor this
"My first priority is to get out
the Monday paper, prepare the
Monday editorial pages and to get
the staff set for the next week,"
KebschuII said Tuesday night
during the election results returns.
"As soon as we get through the
first couple of days, I can start to
emphasize the changes in cover
age," she said.
"I want to do what I cam
paigned on, which is to do two
pages of business news per week,
features pages, and to continue the
Sports Monday page."
KebschuII said she wanted to
increase the amount of academic
issues covered in the paper, along
with more coverage of events
occuring at other colleges in the
nation. She also said she hoped
to add more Associated Press
reports in sports and state and
KebschuII said she ultimately
hoped to publish the paper in
several complete sections.
The only problem she foresees
is the transition period, because
the new DTH staff will have to
counting the ballots until they all were
in, he said.
Also, the mechanism that feeds
ballots through the vote counting
machine malfunctioned, and Daily
Tar Heel production manager Stacy
Wynn repaired the mechanism.
This is the second year in a row
Wynn has saved the day for the
Elections Board. Last year, the
machine also broke down, delaying
the results of the senior class races
until the next day.
The problem wasn't as difficult to
of available spaces and the students
requesting space, Rustin said.
According to a data sheet compiled
by the housing department, 2,592
freshmen were eligible for guaranteed
sophomore housing. About 70 per
cent, 1,797, accepted the guarantee.
Rustin said he wished the Univer
sity had started using this process
three years ago. "We haven't had that
many people want to live on campus
in the past three years," he said.
Students said Tuesday that they
were surprised by the way the new
policy worked out.
Mary Hart Oswald, a senior from
Wallace, said she did not expect the
results to be so positive. "Especially,
since the guarantee, we thought there
would be no way we would get back
Mac Strause, a sophomore from
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take over and publish its first
paper on Monday, KebschuII said.
But "I'm definitely ready to get.
started," she said.
KebschuII said she thought the
election went smoothly. "I really
appreciate getting the number of
votes I did. I really appreciate the
students not writing in
Jean Lutes, current DTH edi
tor, said she thought KebschuII
would do a good job. "She. has
very solid experience and a very
good staff to work for her," she
"I'm really excited she wants to
carry on some of the things I have
started, and I'm happy she has
some good ideas of her own."
fix this year, Wynn said.
"We knew what we were doing this ,
year," he said. "We went straight to
the heart of the problem."
Also, a student had a seizure and
passed out during the posting of
results in 209 Manning, delaying the
process about 30 minutes. The stu
dent recovered and was taken home.
Roberson also attributed the delay
to the large number of ballots to be
counted. "It seems like a lot more
people voted than last year," he sak
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people voted than last year," he said.
Henderson, agreed. "The way it (the
current policy) looked on paper, it
looked like it was against upperclass
men. But in practice, it was quite fair."
"I think it worked out great," said
Tammy Vaughan, a sophomore from
Wendell. "It definitely beats having
to go through the lottery. We were
really scared about competing with
the entire campus rather than our
But the process will probably not
work so smoothly next year, Rustin
said. Most likely, more people will
apply to stay on campus as a result
of the success of the process this year.
A hundred spaces are left unoccu
pied as a result of the hall drawing.
These spaces will be distributed
between the waiting list drawing and
the spaces allocated for incoming
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