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Volume 97, Issue 15
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By RHETA LOGAN
The UNC Board of Trustees (BOT)
approved increases in parking permit
fees to help fund construction of the
Craige parking deck.
The fees, which go into effect this
fall, will increase between $12 and
S24. depending on the parking lot.
The new fee schedule ranges from
$270 for permits in gated lots to $36
for permits in fringe lots.
These changes in the fees had to
be approved by the BOT because the
fee schedule is part of the UNC traffic
and parking ordinance.
The chancellor s Ad Hoc Commit
tee on Parking supported construc
tion of the deck in its report on
By JENNIFER WING
Chancellor Paul Hardin finalized
the approval of a date rape amend
ment to the Instrument of Student
Judicial Governance, and the amend
ment will take effect in Undergrad
uate Student Court beginning July 1.
Hardin is the third and final step
in the amendment's ratification. It
originated in Student Congress and
has also been approved by the Faculty
Council, making the amendment an
official change to the Instrument.
Hardin said he supports the
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By JEFF ECKARD
A Student Government motion
recommending elimination of the
$100 mandatory meal plan for on
campus students failed Thursday at
a Food Services Advisory Committee
The Food Services Advisory Com
mittee is preparing a report of
recommendations concerning food
services for Chancellor Paul Hardin,
who will present them to the Board
By WILL SPEARS
The Housing Advisory Board
voted unanimously to recommend a
5. percent increase in residence hall
rental rates for the 1989-90 academic
year at a meeting Thursday.
.The increase was proposed by the
UNC Department of Housing earlier
The proposed increase, which
ranges from $32 to $38 a semester
for each residence hall, will pay for
the operating costs of the residence
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parking, which was first released Jan.
3 1 . Several hearings were held on the
committee's recommendations, and
the committee considered informa
tion from the hearings when it revised
Chancellor Paul Hardin endorsed
the revised report at the BOT's
Thursday meeting, calling it "a
thoughtful and reasonable approach
to the difficult task of managing a
The Craige deck is one of four
future parking decks the University's
land-use plan recommends be built
to improve the parking situation.
Construction of the 1,600-space deck
could begin this summer and is
expected to end by late 1990.
amendment, which makes campus
date rape an action that can be tried
by the student court, because he
respects the judgment of the people
and committees working with the
proposal and he feels it is a necessity.
"It's been a problem for a long
time," he said. "It's a protection the
women on our campus need."
Although many of the student
court members feel unsure about
w hether they are capable of handling
the controversy that often accom
panies an issue like date rape, Hardin
said he thought the students on the
of Trustees. Student government
officials wanted elimination of the
$100 meal plan to be one of the
The motion, presented for Student
Government by committee member
Kathryne Tovo, requested the elim
ination of the $100 mandatory plan
contingent upon the consolidation of
the food services contract and the
athletic concessions contract.
The committee supports student
government's idea to consolidate
board backs proposed 5 percemt rate
halls, housing director Wayne Kuncl
Housing rates have increased every
year since 1983, Kuncl said. In the
past, the increases have been greater
than 5 percent because the housing
department had low renovation
budgets, he said. Recently, the
increases have been just enough to
match inflation, Kuncl said.
The proposal will now go to
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor and
dean of student affairs, who will have
the option of revising or changing the
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Monday, March 27, 1989
UNC had to develop a plan to raise
money for building the decks because
in the past, the state has not supplied
funds for universities' parking
The deck will be funded each year
for 20 years with $100,000 from. the
Educational Foundation, $300,000
from North Carolina Memorial
Hospital, $130,000 from concert
revenues and $550,000 from the
University. This funding falls short
of the $1.3 million needed annually
to pay off the $ 1 1 . 1 million deck. The
fee increases should cover the
$228,000 necessary to reach the $1.3
million, according to the report.
See PARKING page 2
court will be able to address the issue
successfully. The students should
view a date rape case like any other
controversial decision they make, he
"This has been a student initiative,
not something imposed by the admin
istration," Hardin said. "Students
manage their affairs well."
The date rape amendment makes
the Instrument's present section
denoting physical abuse as a violation
of the student code more specific.
See AMENDMENT page 2
Marriott's food services contract and
Ogden's athletic concessions contract.
Consolidating the contracts would
allow interested companies to bid for
one contact and then provide food
services and athletic concessions,
something the committee and Stu
dent Government say would provide
responsible food service for the entire
community and develop and main
tain a high quality service.
But Bill Dux, director of Carolina
Dining Services, said he was con
proposal before it is presented to the
vice chancellor for business and
finance. Wayne Jones is temporarily
filling that position now, but a
permanent vice chancellor for busi
ness and finance may be in place
before Boulton receives the proposal.
The vice chancellor for business
and finance will also be able to revise
the proposal before it is presented to
Chancellor Paul Hardin and the
Board of Trustees for final approval,
Kuncl said he expects the proposal
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cerned that consolidation would not
offset losses from the meal plan.
"It would be taking a very big
gamble to eliminate the mandatory
meal plan," Dux said. "We don't
know if consolidation of the contracts
will offset losses from the $100 plan.
It's a very good possibility it could
put food services in a worse
Dux said 1,448 of 7,000 meal card
holders have only $100 on the card.
The number of students that origi
to receive final approval by the end
of the semester.
Residence Hall Association Pres
ident Jimmy Randolph said he thinks
the rate increase is reasonable.
"I'm pleased," he said. "I think the
situation is that we had to have an
increase, but we wanted to make it
one we can afford. They made it as
small as they could make it.
"As long as the department is
acting in good faith, I have no
problems with it. I think they're trying
to find us the best for our rent
Kuncl said he was pleased with the
unanimous support the board gave
the housing department. "I'm very
UNC student dies
in interstate crash,
truck driver chareec
By JAMES BURROUGHS
Assistant University Editor
A UNC student was killed and a
second student injured Thursday
afternoon when a runaway trailer
struck their car on Interstate 40
during rush hour and rainy
Chad Overcash, a junior Granville
Towers resident from Kannapolis,
was pronounced dead Thursday at
Duke Medical Center. The only
passenger in the car, UNC sopho
more Jill Ruth Kawanishi, an Alder
man Residence Hall resident from
Raleigh, was in stable condition at
Duke Medical Center late Thursday.
Doctors would not release any further
information on her condition Sunday
The accident occurred near the
Favetteville Road exit in Durham,
nally placed $ 100 on the card and then
added more is not known, Dux said.
Geoff Cunfer, a student committee
member, said Marriott would only
lose a guaranteed minimum from the
elimination of the mandatory plan.
"Most students would still use the
card, and in fact, use may increase
if. the psychological impact of being
forced to purchase the mandatory
plan was removed," Cunfer said.
; Dux said when food services begins
making money, they may consider
pleased with the support of the
Housing Advisory Board in general.
It has been very important to us. They
recognized the needs we have."
In other business, Randolph and
RHA President-elect Liz Jackson
said they were concerned that the
success of the housing department's
decision to guarantee rising sopho
mores housing in their current res
idence hall is not a good indicator
of what will happen in following
There were 1,293 upperclassmen
spaces available for next year and
1,193 students applied, creating a
housing surplus and making the usual
housing lottery unnecessary. The
where an empty trailer broke loose
from a pickup truck and crossed a
median. It struck Overcash's car at
55 mph, according to Durham police.
Rescue workers had to cut off the
top of the 1984 Chevrolet Cavalier
to free Kawanishi.
The driver of the truck, Donald
Edward Weaver, 26, of Raleigh was
not injured. He was charged with
involuntary manslaughter and
released Thursday night from the
Durham County jail on $10,000
bond. Police said the manslaughter
charge was related to the method used
to attach the trailer to the truck.
Overcash had been driving to
Myrtle Beach, S.C., to join fellow
members of the Alpha Phi Omega
service fraternity for the weekend,
according to police reports.
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eliminating the mandatory $ 1 00 plan.
"The more successful the food
service is, the more money that is
raised, and that puts the University
in a position to say to a contractor,
'We want more,' " Dux said. "But the
situation has to become successful
Faculty, staff and administrative
members on the committee agreed
. See MEAL PLAN page 5
remaining 100 spaces will be distri
buted between the waiting list and the
spaces allocated for incoming
"I think it may have been a first-,
year phenomenon," Randolph said.
"It may have put off until next year
what we feared would happen this
year (a greater housing shortage than
Kuncl said he agreed the process
may not go as well in future years.
"We can't guarantee upperclassmen
spaces every year."
Kuncl said some students may have
chosen not to enter the application
See INCREASE page 5
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