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Volume 97, Issue 10
Friday, March 10, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
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By WILL SPEARS
The Black Student Movement
(BSM) will appeal to the Student
Supreme Court a decision not to let
the group participate in the annual
Student Congress budget process,
BSM members decided Wednesday.
The congress did not allow the
BSM to participate in the budget
process because the group missed the
5 p.m. Feb. 10 deadline to submit its
funding request. The congress
appeals committee denied on Feb. 20
the group's appeal to be allowed to
participate in the budget process,
which was completed Saturday.
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'Editor's Note: This is the last in
a three-part series on changes in the
Soviet Unions political system and
culture. This article deals with
changes in Soviet foreign policy.
By KAREN DUNN
Assistant State and National Editor
Soviet foreign policy under Pres
ident Mikhail Gorbachev differs from
that of his predecessors in his human
itarian approach to policy-making,
said Boris Malakhov, first secretary
of the press at the Soviet Embassy
"We have put the human values
of all mankind, not just of Soviets,
in front of everything else," Malak
hov said. "We want to achieve a safe
and non-violent world to live in."
The Gorbachev administration has
taken steps toward nuclear disarma
ment, reduction of military forces and
economic and ecological security to
achieve a more pro-human interest
image, he said.
But joint efforts on behalf of many
governments must be made for an
ideal humanitarian world to exist, he
"Our new policy is an invitation
to all countries in the world to take
part in securing a safe world that is
non-violent in an age of so many
threats to humankind," Malakhov
Many Americans felt more secure
when the Soviets had a more threat
ening political system, said Jerry
The BSM will ask the Supreme
Court to take the case because group
members said the budget request was
turned in late due to a
BSM Vice President Tonya Blanks
said Thursday that BSM Treasurer
Chanda Douglas arrived at the
congress office at 4:55 p.m. on Feb.
10 to deliver the group's budget
request, but no congress members
were present. But Student Congress
Finance Committee Chairwoman
Gretchen Knight has said she was in
the office until 5:03 p.m.
"It's just a matter of time," Blanks
said. "It's not that the BSM forgot
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A New USSR
Hough, professor of po'itical and
policy science at Duke University.
"A lot of people liked the Soviet
threat," he said. "In the past, we never
had to think."
After World War II, there was a
feeling that the United States' differ
ences with the Soviet Union would
never be resolved, so relations with
them were consistent, Hough said.
NATO and U.S. -Japan relations ,
were kept strong by the idea that the
Soviets would always be a threat.
"It's quite scary that suddenly there
won't be a Soviet threat to help keep
the West together," he said. "It's a
whole new world, and people don't
Gorbachev deserves credit for
making necessary policy changes
within the Soviet Union, said Leon
Aron, Soviet affairs specialist with the
Heritage Foundation in Washington.
"Traditionally, (Soviet) security
had been totally based on the mil
itary," Aron said. "By cutting arms,
. he gained (political security)."
"Overall, his security is enhanced
even with fewer arms," he said. "He's
moving away from a reliance entirely
on brutal force."
Gorbachev's new policies were not
formed specifically to improve rela
tions with the West, but to improve
relations with the entire world, Aron
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the budget. It was done on the
Tuesday before that Friday (Feb. 10).
Our treasurer's watch said five before
(5 p.m.) and their clock said three
after. It's not anyone's fault."
Douglas had 13 copies of the
budget request as required, but only
one was signed, BSM President
Kenneth Perry has said. Thinking all
13 copies had to be signed, she left
and returned at about 5:15 to submit
the request, but was told she was too
Because Knight said she was in the
office until 5:03 and did not speak
with Douglas, the BSM missed the
deadline, according to the Feb. 20
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By DANA CLINTON LUMSDEN
The chancellor's ad hoc committee
on parking submitted its final report
on proposed solutions to the Univer
sity's parking problems to Chancellor
Paul Hardin Tuesday.
Copies of the report were not
available, and Hardin could not be
reached for comment.
Officials who helped draft the
proposal said they were pleased with
the final results Thursday.
"All I can say is that every effort
was made to include the opinions of
everyone involved," said Ed Brooks,
vice chancellor of health affairs and
an assistant to the committee. "It
wasn't meant to solve all the prob
lems. It's just a major step in the right
This proposal, which was the
second submitted in two months,
included some of the changes that
Student Government suggested in a
counterproposal submitted Feb. 5.
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Mewborne succeeds Fountain in judicial branch position
By SARAH CAGLE
Virginia Mewborne, a junior from
Charlotte, was confirmed as the new
undergraduate student attorney
general by Student Congress
Mewborne, who was appointed by
Student Body President Kevin Mar
tin, succeeds David Fountain.
The student attorney general inves
tigates all reports of possible campus
code or honor code violations and
brings charges against students when
they think there is sufficient evidence
of a violation, Fountain said.
"I have worked with Virginia over
the past couple of years, and I feel
very confident that shell continue the
high caliber of work that has been
produced by the student judicial
branch," Fountain said Thursday.
Mewborne said that her main goal
"A lot of people liked the Soviet threat.
In the past we never had to think."
"(Gorbachev's) seeing things as
they are, and acting as a realist in
advancing Soviet interests," he said.
Relations between the United
States and the Soviet Union have
entered a new phase because of five
summit meetings in the last several
years, Malakhov said. More than 32
other foreign policy meetings between
the two countries have also helped
improve the relationship.
"As President Reagan used to say,
'It takes two to tango,' " he said.
Dramatic changes have taken place
since 1985 because of the INF treaty,
humanitarian ideals and readiness to
cooperate to solve regional conflicts
in the Middle East, Southeast Asia
and Central America, Malakhov said.
"Provided the (United States and
the Soviet Union) continue to agree
to a policy of continuity, the process
is to benefit the end of the Cold War,"
Since many Americans are not
comfortable with the new, more
cooperative Soviet Union, they tend
to be naive about the situation and
hope that Gorbachev will be over
thrown, Hough said.
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decision of the appeals committee.
"This in itself we hold as sufficient
reason to disqualify," the committee's
Congress speaker Neil Riemann
said Thursday he could not comment
on the case because he will be a
defendant if it goes before the Student
To make an appeal, BSM leaders
must set up a preliminary conference
with Student Supreme Court Chief
Justice James Exum to determine
whether the court will hear the BSM's
"The BSM's job is to say they're
challenging Student Congress'
"All I can say is that every effort was
made to include the opinions of
everyone involved "
Ed Brooks, vice chancellor of
Some of the proposals that Student
Government and the ad hoc commit
tee agreed upon were the expansion
of park-and-ride services during
special events, the improvement of
parking arrangements for patients at
the Division of Health Affairs and
North Carolina Memorial Hospital
and the continuation of a parking
development plan that would depend
on user opinion.
Student leaders said they felt that
the proposal was still unsatisfactory,
although they agreed with some
changes that were made.
"Although I haven't seen the latest
as attorney general is to increase
student awareness of the Honor
Code. Mewborne said she will
recreate the position of associate
attorney general to assist in increasing
Philip Floyd, a junior from Hous
ton, will be' the associate attorney
general, Mewborne said.
"We will try to work with orien
tation counselors, C-TOPS, resident
assistants, freshman English classes
and campus tours to get the word
out," Mewborne said.
For the first time the office of
attorney general will be expected to
handle rape cases because of an
amendment which will make date
rape a campus code offense, Mew
"I envision the rape amendment as
difficult, because as of now we're not
"The fact that Gorbachev is chang
ing policies so fast shows that he's
for real," he said. "Americans want
to live in a fool's paradise and think
hell be overthrown. Russians won't
let him change now."
Aron said the United States should
be careful before accepting any new
"We should not pass a blanket
judgment on Gorbachev policy," he
From staff reports '
The Black Student Movement
(BSM) officer elections scheduled for
Thursday have been postponed for
the second time and are rescheduled
for March 21, said Kenneth Perry,
Because of a bad weather forecast,
the BSM decided to delay the elec
tions since group members felt
students would be unwilling to get
out and vote.
The elections were initially sche
duled for Wednesday but were
changed to Thursday.
Kim McLean, a junior from Bur
actions based on something in the
(Student) Code," Exum said. "They'll
have to show a fault in Student
If the BSM shows that its case
should be heard, Exum said he would
notify congress and would contact
Undergraduate Student Attorney
General Virgina Mewborne, who
would represent the congress.
Then the BSM would draft a
complaint detailing how congress'
actions harmed the group, Exum
said, and congress would draft a
response to the complaint.
The budget process was completed
by congress Saturday, but will not
proposal, I believe that we are better
off with the latest proposal than we
were before," said Neil Riemann,
speaker of Student Congress. "In any
case, no matter what the ad hoc
committee changed, we are still in a
bad situation as far as student parking
is concerned." '
Student Government officials
worked with the committee as much
as possible but have not seen the final
report, Riemann said. "Kevin (Mar
tin) asked to be on the committee and
they said 'no,' " Riemann said. "We
had a problem with that because we
felt that students would benefit if
trained to deal with it," she said. "My
responsibilty will be to get the office
trained over the summer."
The office will also work to main
tain the professionalism established
by Fountain, Mewborne said.
"I would like the perception of the
judicial branch to be students work
ing to preserve the integrity of the
University and the honor system," she
Student Body President-elect Brien
Lewis said he will work with Mew
borne to make people less intimidated
by both the judicial and executive
branches of student government.
"I would like students to see the
honor system as something that
makes the University a more pleasant
place," Mewborne said. "It prevents
professors from having to be
said. "We should judge it with an
open mind and on its own merits."
The United States is handling
Soviet changes well, Aron said.
"The current U.S. policy is a good
one we have to see how it advances
our security, which is exactly what
Gorbachev is doing," he said.
Countries such as West Germany
have had a low opinion of the United
States recently because of the Amer
ican government's inflexible policies
toward the Soviet Union, Hough
"We have dragged our feet and
have not wanted to believe things are
changing," he said. "We don't make
the world we live in, so we have to
change with it."
lington, is the only candidate offi
cially running for president, although
Jimmy Tanner, a junior from High
Point, is launching a write-in cam
paign for the position.
The BSM held an impromptu
candidates' forum Wednesday night
at the BSM General Body meeting.
Tonya Blanks, a junior from
Clarkton, is running unopposed for
re-election as vice-president.
Chanda Douglas, a junior from
Rocky Mount, is running for re
election as treasurer, and Lisa
Schaeffer, a junior from Philadel
phia, is running for secretary.
be official until Student Body Pres
ident Kevin Martin signs it.
Exum said that if the case does go
before the court before Martin
approves the budget, the court can
order that congress allow the BSM
to participate in the budget process.
However, if the case comes before the
court after the budget has been signed
by Martin, the court could order the
congress to re-do the entire process,
but probably will not, Exum said.
If the BSM brings its request for
a preliminary conference to the court
before Martin signs the budget, the
court can delay final budget approval
until the case is heard, Exum said.
there were a representative on the
"It wasn't until recently that they
let (Donald) Boulton (vice chancellor
and dean of student affairs) on the
committee. The chancellor has all the
power now. He can do whatever he
wants with the proposal. We just hope
he consults with us before he makes,
his decisions public."
Brien Lewis, student body
president-elect, said he would work
directly with the chancellor if
improvements could be made for
students. "I would hope that before
he accepts it, he would sit down with
student leaders to help iron out any
Parking officials and students have
reached a consensus on the parking
problem, Lewis said, after meeting
with parking officials Thursday. "We
have reached rock bottom," he said.
"One thing that we agreed upon was
that if you're going to build some
thing that takes parking spaces, you
had better put them back."
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Undergraduate Library spring
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New comics paper comes to
Student committee petitions
for higher faculty pay 3
Comedian Steven Wright
English professor's writing
subject of symposium 3
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