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Volume 97, Issue 22
Wednesday, April 5,1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By WILL SPEARS
Brien Lewis was inaugurated Tues
day as UNC's 72nd student body
president, promising to work with the
administration, the faculty, staff
members and students.
"Most of you know I'm not from
around these parts," said Lewis, a
junior from Toronto and the first
foreign-born student body president.
"But North Carolina is North Caro
lina and, no matter how I pronounce
my 'ou's, it will stay that way."
Also inaugurated at the ceremony
were Liz Jackson, Residence Hall
Association (RHA) president; Lisa
Frye, Carolina Athletic Association
(CAA) president; Bobby Ferris and
Greg Zeeman, senior class president
and vice president; Richard Cody,
Graduate and Professional Students
Federation president; and Student
Lewis said he planned to work
closely with the University adminis
tration to maintain the good feelings
he said were beneficial to his prede
cessor, Kevin Martin.
Lewis said Chancellor Paul Hardin
had referred to Martin as a statesman.
"There's not a more fitting word to
put on his shoulders," Lewis said.
Lewis said he was most committed
as student body president to two
kinds of quality at UNC: the quality
of the institution, which is shown in
its academics, faculty, students and
facilities; and "the intangible quality
that is Carolina."
The other candidates for student
body president, Rod Bell, Kevin
Sisson and Trey Loughran, were also
committed to maintaining the quality
of the University, Lewis said.
"In my campaign, I talked about
quality of life, quality of education
and quality of leadership. I wasn't the
only one talking about leadership .
Trey Loughran put quality and classy
into one individual."
Lewis said he would work toward
maintaining "a premium education at
Editor's note: This is the first in
a series of two articles exploring
pressures that face students, both
during school and afterwards.
By KAREN ENTRIKEN
Steve Jones graduated from UNC
last year. He wants to make a million
dollars before he is 30, and he's doing
everything he can to get it.
Jones, who asked that his real
name not be used, went to public high
school in a booming North Carolina
suburb. He was student body pres
ident, captain of the football team
and the basketball team, member of
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see-saw-a-thon to benefit local hearing impaired children.
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a minimum cost in this state."
Frye said she would continue with
current CAA policies and work to
improve them. "I just want everyone
to know that my goal is to expand
on what there is now and introduce
some new ideas, as well. I'm com
mitted to spending a lot of time on
Jackson, who kept her remarks
brief, said she would continue current
RHA policies and work to improve
Ferris said that he and Zeeman did
not win the election without the help
of others and that they would strive
to make the 1990 Senior Class as
successful as the 1989 Senior Class.
"We'd like to thank everyone who
helped us reach these offices. I'm
confident that the class of V0 will do
as well as the class of 9 except
we hope to do it better."
GPSA President Cody said he
would continue the work begun by
1988-89 president Audrey Vanden
Heuvel. "I'm trying to pick up the
ropes where she left off. IH continue
to work for a greater role for graduate
students on the campus."
Student Congress Speaker Neil
Riemann said student government
should keep student concerns in mind
when making decisions that will affect
them. "I'd like to encourage student
government to work for student
interest. Administration, student,
faculty and staff interests can be put
In his remarks 'proceeding Lewis
inauguration, outgoing Student Body
President Martin said the other 1988
89 officers, his staff and the admin
istration were responsible for much
of his success in office.
"These people on the stage contri
buted their time and helped me out
a great deal. I would like to thank
the administration. .They listened, to.
me as much as I could have ever
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the junior Kiwanis Club and presi
dent of his church youth group.
He got into UNC (his first choice
was Duke) on the early admissions
plan as a Morehead Scholar. He
participated in the N.C. Fellows
Program, was a member of Student
Congress, a member of Phi Beta
Kappa honorary fraternity, a member
of the Carolina Undergraduate Bus
iness Association and pledged a
Greek social fraternity as a freshman.
He was admitted to the business
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SBP Brien Lewis is sworn in Tuesday afternoon in the Union
not be worth the
school during the first semester of his
sophomore year. He stayed up every
night until 4 a.m. studying after a full
day of classes, meetings and social
izing. Grinding. Every summer he had
internships at businesses and law
Jones printed a resume and inter
viewed during his senior year. By
January he had a job with Arthur
Anderson, one of the top financial
consulting firms in the nation.
But is Jones happy? Does he have
"A number of students feel incred
ible expectations made upon them,"
said Marcia Harris, director of
Future' 'unclear for
Editor's note: This is the final
article in a three-part series on the
homeless problem in Chapel Hill.
By BLAKE DICKINSON
Without clear-cut answers or plans
to allocate town funds to aid the
homeless, Chapel Hill officials are
attempting to deal with a growing
"Everybody will agree that some
thing should be done, but we are
spectators, railbirds, sitting around
hoping the issue doesn't blow up,"
said town council member Jim
"It isn't that we don't want to do
something, it is that we don't have
the wherewithal the money to
do it, even remotely."
Mayor Jonathan Howes said
Chapel Hill residents did care and
want to see something done for the
"It is our perception that affordable
housing is a serious issue that town
people, though there is some division
on this point, are willing to pay for
with town funds, with their taxes."
Yet, Howes said, no funds have
been set aside for the homeless in
Chapel Hill's annual town budget.
"As far, as I can tell, nobody has
any basic plans," Wallace said. "It's
just being floated around. We haven't
come down to the ground on the
The homeless in Chapel Hill place
a burden on the town government
University Career Planning and
Placement Services. "They feel they
have to be everything. They tend to
expect a life situation very far from
The quest of many UNC students
to strive for success can lead to
obsession. An attitude created on
campus by students in response to a
world geared toward material success
causes them to get on the treadmill
and never get off. .
Advertising slogans reinforce the
pressure to succeed, said Steven
Berglas in the book "The Success
Syndrome." "Be all you can be," says
the U.S. Army. Michelob beer ads
"The line is very fuzzy that separates
the people who are well off and making
it and those who are on the streets '9
Town council member
that is difficult to ease.
"It is local government that ends
up trying to make up for what I
consider to be a failure of the federal
government to pick up the issue,"
Ironically, the relative affluence
and enviable quality of life in Chapel
Hill may be adding to homeless
numbers, Wallace said.
"We are a magnet. We are very high
when it comes to income and cost
of living and people are attracted to
us because of the relative opulence
and want to pick up the crumbs.
"Of course, those people who live
here don't get along with those who
want the crumbs."
According to a study by the N.C.
Department of Economic Opportun
ity, the number of homeless people
living in Orange County is on the rise.
The 1988 figure of about 400 home
By JENNIFER WING
Student Supreme Court Chief
Justice James Exum may meet
with Black Student Movement
(BSM) officials and Student Con
gress members Friday to decide if
the BSM will be allowed to present
a case to the Supreme Court
concerning the budget deadline for
The BSM missed the Feb. 10
Student Congress budget request
deadline, and the finance commit
tee denied the BSM the chance to
participate in the budget process.
The BSM, along with five other
groups, appealed the decision to
the Student Congress Appeals
Committee on Feb. 20, but the
committee upheld Finance Com
mittee Chairwoman Gretchen
Knight's original decision.
The general body of the BSM
voted in a March 8 meeting to take
the appeals committee's decision
to the Student Supreme Court.
But according to the UNC
Student Government Code, to
appeal a case to the Supreme
Court from an inferior court, the
plaintiff must apply verbally or in
writing to the chief justice within
96 hours of the lower court's
decision. A written request for a
hearing may be submitted to the
chief clerk from seven to 20 days
after the decision.
The BSM did not decide to go
to the Supreme Court until after
the 20-day deadline had expired.
The primary discrepancy to be
decided at the hearing on Friday
is whether or not the Student
Congress Appeals Committee can
be considered a lower court, Exum
If Exum considers the commit
tee an inferior court, then the rules
say, "You can have it all."
The pressure is on to be the best
in everything grades and extracur
ricular activities and to use them
to create a resume that will earn the
best job possible.
The cycle of unreal expectations
begins when students are in high
school, where students put pressure
on each other, said Linda Kinser,
guidance counselor at Millbrook
High School in Raleigh.
" 'Where are you going to school?'
is a hot topic among the students,"
she said. "It's kind of a pressure
cooker in the guidance office. A lot
of frazzled nerves come here."
less in Orange County more than
doubled the 1987 count of 150
Town officials did take a stand to
support the needs of the homeless in
November, despite the objections
raised by merchants and council
members Julie Andresen and Nancy
Preston. The town council voted to
locate the Inter-Faith Council (IFC)
homeless shelter and Community
Kitchen in the old municipal building
at the intersection of Rosemary and
"There were a great many people
who would have been willing to put
the thing somewhere else," Howes
The town leased the building to the
IFC, at no cost, through 1990, with
an option to extend the lease to 1992.
Chapel Hill will also pay for the
The shelter's short-term solution to
the. homeless problem may cost
Chapel Hill in the long run, said
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stated in the code will apply and
the BSM might be denied a full
hearing- in the Supreme Court, he ;
said. But if the committee is not
considered a form of a lower court,
then the BSM may be allowed to
present a case.
Exum's preliminary decision J
will determine whether the BSM
should get a hearing in the 1
Supreme Court, not whether the
BSM should receive funding, he ,
said. A Supreme Court hearing
will decide whether the BSM or '.
the congress was at fault during
the budget process.
"The purpose is to decide on ;
whether the issues should go ;
before the full Supreme Court. If ..:
so, then there will be a full hearing
in the Supreme Court."
The hearing may not be Friday
because all the involved parties
have not been contacted, Exum
BSM President Kim McLean
refused to comment because she
does not assume full presidential
responsibilities until tonight's
BSM general meeting.
But the BSM's final decision is
still tentative, Exum said. "Kim
called me tonight (Tuesday), and -
she now doubts they ll have an
appeal." McLean plans to talk
with other BSM leaders and reach
a final decision today, he said.
Efforts to reach former BSM
President Kenneth Perry on Tues
day were unsuccessful.
The last case presented to the
Supreme Court was on Feb. 16,
to determine whether senior class
president and vice president can
didates Bobby Ferris and Greg
Zeeman should be placed on the
ballot. The candidates turned in
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Then students get to college and ":
realize they are among other people
who were also the best from their high
schools, said Donald Jicha, associate ;
dean of the General College.
"Students have come to Carolina j
from a variety of backgrounds, but -generally
they were in the top 10 to
15 percent of their class. They are
accustomed not to fail, to succeed,
"Students try to do what others"
believe they should do."
In college, the quest to be the best
multiplies exponentially, Jicha said.
When a student comes to college,"
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N.C. prisons due for
Is the University a burden to
Chapel Hill?. ..................... 3
How North Carolina can
save $260 million 3
Residents resist Krogering
close to home.. .4
NCNB buys up Orange
County bonds 4
Taxi drivers seek permit
Focus On Alcohol: Sip into
something troublesome ....5
Women to take back
another night 6
Walk through a Soviet
East meets West in
American League ..7