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Volume 97, Issue 18
Thursday, March 30, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By WILL SPEARS
'- About 60 members of the Student
Environmental Action Coalition
SEAC) demonstrated outside the
Franklin Street Burger King and
Ijenior Dining Hall Wednesday to
'protest Burger King's and Marriott
Corp.'s purchases of fish from
' The protesters, carrying signs and
chanting slogans, gathered outside
Burger King about noon and
marched to Lenoir about 12:20 p.m.
The protest was part of a national
campaign organized by the environ
mental group Greenpeace, although
SEAC is not affiliated with Green
peace, said senior Tom Pahel, the
The group hopes to force Iceland
to end its whaling industry by
encouraging people to boycott Amer
ican companies buying Icelandic fish,
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By NANCY WYKLE
Dignitaries from across North
Carolina spoke at a memorial cele-
bration honoring a former UNC law
professor and founder of the Institute
of Government Wednesday
About 150 people attended the
ceremony in the Student Union
Auditorium honoring Albert Coates.
Participants in the ceremony spoke
about Coates contributions to law,
history ancLstudent government. , .
N.C. Rep. Bertha Holt said, "It's
just about as hard to speak about
Albert Coates in three minutes as it
was for Albert Coates to speak about
anything in three minutes."
Former UNC Chancellor William
Aycock said, "He was a natural
teacher and his classes were
The Institute of Government
would not exist if it weren't for
Coates, said John Sanders, the
Institute's current director. Because
of Coates' efforts, the Institute is still
growing today, he said.
"It was amazing to me that at the
age of 82 this man was still on fire,"
said Craig Brown, who noted Coates'
role as a North Carolina historian.
. "We are deeply indebted to him not
only for what he did in his life but
what he left behind for us to ponder."
- Former Greensboro Mayor Jack
Elam told the audience of an expe-
rience he had with Coates when he
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Companies such as Marriott,
which runs UNC's dining service, and
Burger King help support the Iceland
ic whaling industry by buying Icelan
dic fish, although the whaling and
fishing industries are separate, said
SEAC member Webb McNary.
The group began its protest at noon
on the sidewalk in front of Burger
King. As people joined the protest,
the group became large enough for
about half of it to move to the other
side of the street.
Pahel said the group would not
directly tell people to boycott Burger
King for fear of legal action, but he
said members would ask people to
boycott Icelandic fish.
At 12:20 p.m. the group began its
march through Polk Place to Lenoir
Hall, chanting slogans such as "Tastes
great, kills whales."
The group continued its demon
stration in front of Lenoir Hall.
Members carried signs that read
was a student:
If Coates was in the middle of a
thought in his criminal law class
lecture, he would not permit his
students to leave until he was finished,
which often caused them to be late
to their next class.
To remedy the problem, Elam
decided to bring an alarm clock to
class. When the alarm clock went off
at the time class was supposed to end,
Coates told Elam to see him in his
. Instead of berating him for his
conduct, Coates offered him a posi
tion at the Institute of Government.
Elam asked Coates why he would
want him to work at the Institute
since he wasn't a member of the law
school honor society Order of the
Coif, which was for law students who
graduated in the top 10 percent.
"Order of the Coif, hell," Coates
said. "I need bastards to build the
Institute of Government. And you're
one of those bastards."
Elam said Coates also enjoyed
sharing his ideas. "He preached his
gospel on every occasion he was asked
to speak and sometimes when he
North Carolina Collection curator
H.G. Jones delivered a eulogy for
Coates. "Your commitment was to
the people who own this institution."
Gladys Coates also spoke about
her husband's life and accomplish-
ments. "There was nothing my
husband believed in more sincerely
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in front of Lenoir Hall Wednesday
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"Boycott Icelandic Fish So They Will
Stop Killing Whales," "Eat at Har
dee's" and "I Don't Support Whaling
or Buying Icelandic Fish. Do you?"
Pahel said the group intended to
make students aware of the connec
tion Burger King and Marriott had
with Icelandic whaling. "This wasn't
an issue when Marriott made its
contract with UNC. We want it to
be an issue next time."
People should be concerned that
Iceland still has a whaling industry,
McNary said. "Killing whales is
genocide. It is. Whales have a lan
guage they speak to each other
(and) we kill them. We're killing
the environment. We're killing
McNary said there were only 60
whalers in Iceland but that they kill
100 whales every year. "They're
killing them so quickly that theyH be
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than the worth and meaning in
Gladys Coates praised the records
preserved by the Dialectic and Phi-
lanthropic Societies at UNC. The
roots of student government began
with Di Phi, she said. "I believe it
would give you a sense of pride in
the origin of student government
See COATES page 2
By SIMONE PAM
The 70th Student Congress passed
a resolution to encourage more
support to Victory Village Day Care
Center and established two student
representation committees at its final
meeting Wednesday night.
Congress passed a resolution that
read: "Student Congress supports
efforts to maintain and to improve
the quality of child care provided by
the Victory Village Day Care." An
amendment was also added to include
the encouragement of further child
Victory Village provides University
students and faculty with child care.
The service is located in Odum
Village, which is an old army barracks
from World War II.
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By NANCY WYKLE
When Brien Lewis was 3 days old,
his parents decided their son looked
like Winston Churchill. Lewis con
nection with politics started early.
"He's been a political nut since he
was 3 years old," said his mother,
Janet Lewis. He ran his first political
campaign in seventh grade, she said.
His parents shortened "Winston
Churchill" to "Winnie," and then to
"Winnie-the-Pooh" and eventually
just "Bear," which is still his nickname
Lewis defended himself against his
mother's accusations of his and
Churchill's similarities by saying, "All
babies look like Winston Churchill."
Janet Lewis said her son's main
vices were cookies, beautiful women
and a messy room.
Some of Lewis' outstanding qual
ities are his concern with issues, his
ability to communicate and his
common sense, she said. "He cuts
right through the crap and gets to
the sense of things."
Janet Lewis said Brien was a
strong-willed child. "From the
moment he arrived, he was roaring
for attention. But he always dealt with
our parental lapses with tenderness."
Lewis is a spectator jock, she said.
He especially enjoys hockey.
He also likes children, she said. He
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SEAC members march to protest some American companies'
It is important to have child care,
said Gene Davis, Rules and Judiciary
Committee chairman. There needs to
be more awareness, education and
financial support of the day-care
shortage in Chapel Hill.
The University and the community
first need to be made aware of the
problem, and then they can start to
make a change, Davis said.
Student Body President Kevin
Martin introduced an act "to estab
lish the chancellor's student advisory
council and the vice chancellor for
student affairs committee on student
issues." The congress approved the
Martin said he wanted a group of
students to meet with administrators
on a regular basis. The advisory
council would be divided into a dual
New student leaders
was the neighborhood babysitter, no
small feat for a neighborhood with
about 32 kids, she said. "Would you
believe he even does diapers?"
It is difficult to believe all of this
when you catch Lewis between
meetings, dressed in a coat and tie.
More often, though, you will see him
in Suite C or around the Pit talking
to students and wearing a Carolina
shirt and jeans.
Lewis, who is from Toronto, was
the only child of a York University
English professor and a lawyer. Lewis
said his parents always encouraged
him in whatever he did.
He is the first foreign student body
president. Lewis grew up in down
town Toronto, which he said was a
Growing up in Canada was differ
ent from what he has found in the
United States, Lewis said. "On any
street corner you could find blacks,
whites, Greeks and Italians." There
was not much self-segregation, he
said. "People from the same culture
do gravitate, but the idea of 'race
relations' is completely new to me."
When Lewis visited the University
for the first time, it was for the final
selection round of Morehead Scho
lars. He noticed while staying at the
Carolina Inn that most of the people
council; one smaller committee would
meet with the chancellor, and another
committee would meet on a monthly
basis with Donald Boulton, vice
chancellor and dean of student
The two committees will cover all
aspects of student issues, Martin said.
"The vice chancellor has a more clear
direction of what students would like,
where the chancellor has a broader
sense of what is going on."
Davis said the idea of a committee
lent to an air of more cooperation
between faculty and students. "It
should serve as a : voice for the
Congress also approved an act to
make the office of speaker of the
Student Congress a 12-month posi
tion. The act was originally intro-
working desk jobs were white and
most of the cleaning staff was black.
"Everything was very evident
Lewis found UNC to be an ideal
school otherwise. "I wanted a univer-
sity to really have university life and
' not just be a larger version of high
Because it is located in a college
town, UNC is smaller than most
Canadian universities, he said. When
Lewis received a Morehead Scholar
ship, he decided to come here.
One of the main reasons Lewis got
involved with student government on
campus was because of the scholar
ship: "You pay back what you take
out. I feel an obligation to give back
to the school."
Lewis is an associate member of
Lambda Chi Alpha (the fraternity
does not have pledges), but this
weekend he will become a full
The fraternity is an oasis for him,
he said. He also decided to join the
fraternity because it did not have
pledges. "You're treated like a brother
from day one."
Lewis could have been initiated last
semester but chose to go home for
his father's 50th birthday and to wait
until this semester to join.
He enjoys concerts and theater and
is a real movie buff. "I'm a sap," Lewis
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practice of buying Icelandic fish
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duced by Speaker Neil Riemann in
"The speaker is now only forced
to serve in the fall and the spring,"
Davis said. "In many other offices,
like the CAA, the president has to
stay all year. The speaker of Student
Congress is the type of position who
needs to be here all year."
The congress also 'approved the
$698,143 Daily Tar Heel budget for
the 1989-90 fiscal year. Of that, direct
student activities fees fund $70,000.
In addition, the congress noted the
commitment of The Daily Tar Heel
Board of Directors and editor to
return its constitutionally guaranteed
student government subsidy over the
next three years.
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Abortion issues get national
Raleigh, Charlotte may get
rail connection ...A
Some state salaries below ,
poverty level 4
Proposals to increase
interest in nursing .............. 4
Taking the 'record out of
Record Bar 5
begins Monday 6
Howes hints toward mayoral
re-election bid .6
Last chance for swim test
this semester 7
Pair of plays scheduled for
Labfest : 7
Conference to address
ethnic concerns 7
Baseball team avenges
Tuesday's loss 8