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80 chance of rain high in low 70s today Burnout weather: rain likely, high of 70 Abortion debate: Schlafly vs. Weddington 8 p.m. Memorial Hall Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 97, Issue 18 Thursday, March 30, 1989 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 n protett ji n. uceuarac wimuddd By WILL SPEARS Staff Writer '- 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 Iceland. ' 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 demonstration coordinator." The group hopes to force Iceland to end its whaling industry by encouraging people to boycott Amer ican companies buying Icelandic fish, Pahel said. Memo nail cellebrattoorfl hoonoirs AMbeiri Coate By NANCY WYKLE Staff Writer 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 afternoon. 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 unforgettable." 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 hours Brien Lewis holds office ' - : ' ' X ' I - ' ' f '' i: i , ' ; k - I v i X j . . : i , t. . ..... u . X .') ' - 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 office. . 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 wasn't." 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 DTH David Surowiecki in front of Lenoir Hall Wednesday I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash you got. Raising Arizona "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 ourselves." 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 See PROTEST page 7 than the worth and meaning in student government." 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 here." See COATES page 2 Coon By SIMONE PAM Staff Writer 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 care opportunities. 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. P oytics to SBP-elect Biroein lewis Last in a series By NANCY WYKLE Staff Writer 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 today. 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 ( i V-v vj) f r&x ) i fir- 7 X '&JBMlr?& ' ri U '-7 X 1 - ii in in t mil niroiiii wim -v" 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 act. 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 comes oatarally 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 "multi-cultural city." 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 n oav - 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 affairs. 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 students." 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 immediately." 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 school. 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 member. 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 See LEWIS page 2 DTHOavid Minton practice of buying Icelandic fish o n eaire - aoo duced by Speaker Neil Riemann in February. "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. See CONGRESS page 7 ' Insfldle Abortion issues get national play 3 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 Parking preregistration 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 V

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