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Volume 97, Issue 30
Monday, April 17, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Sunny and 80 today,
30 chance of rain
By AMY WAJDA
Assistant University Editor
A state representative introduced
legislation to the N.C. House of
Representatives last week to propose
cutting off homosexual groups on
UNC-system campuses from state
funds and student fees.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Ste
phen Arnold, R-Guilford, would
require the UNC Board of Governors
to "adopt rules to ensure that no state
funds and no student fees are used,
whether directly or indirectly, to
nermit or promote any gay and
lesbian association or any other
community or campus organization
that advocates immoral, illegal or
criminal behavior" on any UNC-
This bill would also prohibit these
groups from using campus buildings
By JAMES BURROUGHS
Assistant University Editor
T-shirt sales and loans from area
residence halls should provide
enough money to take Henderson
Residence College (HRC) out of debt
and save next year's Springfest from
cancellation, HRC government offi
cials said Sunday.
HRC, the sponsor of Springfest,
is in debt because the April 8 all
campus party was rained out.
HRC reported an estimated debt
of between $2,000 and $3,000 on
April 10, but a more accurate cal
culation last week placed the debt at
$836.45, said Cathy Rhea, HRC
Although the actual debt is close
to $1,000, successful T-shirt sales
since the canceled party will reduce
that figure to about $800, Rhea said.
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Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority at Virginia State
University step through Africa during a step show Saturday night.
"What this bill is suggesting is this:
In North Carolina, sodomy and other
such related offenses are on the books
as illegalities," Arnold said in a
telephone interview Sunday. "Any
such homosexual behavior is cer
"North Carolina students and
taxpayers should not be obligated to
fund any group that advocates illegal
Patrick Lamerson, Carolina Gay
and Lesbian Association (CGLA) co
chairman, said Arnold could not
justify the legislation in that way
because the CGLA did not advocate
illegal behavior. "We don't advocate
any kind of sex at all."
Donnie Esposito, Student Con
gress finance committee chairman,
said students, not legislators, should
control the distribution of student
fees. "To me, the issue is simply
bono on ci ims
HRC sold almost 50 shirts for $5 each
during one day last week and has
since averaged sales of 12 shirts per
HRC officials considered asking
the Residence Hall Association
(RHA) for a loan, but Springfest
organizers felt that area residence
halls could loan the required funds,
she said. Connor and Alexander
residence halls will most likely
provide the money.
"They would not be giving their
money for good. That would be an
The officers of each residence hall
considering a loan will meet within
the next few days to vote on providing
the funds, Rhea said. "Hopefully,
within one to two weeks well have
the paperwork and transactions
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student control over student fees. I
don't think the state legislature has
the right to tell us how to use our
student fees unless they can prove that
we've been negligent.
"I resent the fact they are saying
we aren't responsible enough to
distribute our student fees."
Such a law might endanger UNC's
accreditation, said Daniel Pollitt,
UNC professor of law. "It's the
problem of university governance. It's
got to not be directed by the political
part of the state. They can't interfere
too much with internal operations."
Arnold said he had not considered
possible loss of accreditation when
introducing the bill. "I Ye never heard
that argument before. It sounds
ridiculous. I don't think it's true in
See BILL page 5
HRC would pay back all loans in
the fall, when residence areas receive
money from student fees.
Kurt Seufert, former HRC gover
nor and co-organizer of Springfest,
said T-shirt sales and the loans from
area residence halls should be enough
to replace the deficit and keep next
year's Springfest from cancellation.
"Springfest hopefully will not be
affected next year. We re going to
continue T-shirt sales until the end
of the year. We hope to have no
outstanding debts by the end of the
See SPRINGFEST page 5
Events planned to hood if
By SHERRY WATERS
Senior Week will honor the class
of 1989 this week with activities that
include seminars, a picnic and a
concert, senior class officials said
Kenna Cloninger, one of the
marshals in charge of Senior Week,
said that the Senior Week Committee
had worked on this week all semester
and that it was pleased with what it
has planned to do.
"It's going to be a great deal for
seniors, because they are coming to
the end of everything in their college
career," Cloninger said. "They have
a chance to be with their friends since
their freshman year."
The Senior 200 race, which started
about a month ago, gives seniors an
opportunity to get a senior class mug
free. To earn a mug, seniors must
collect stamps from local bars and
A Pig Pickin will be held at
Umstead Park on Tuesday. WRDU
By SARAH CAGLE
Staff Writer s
Innovative filmmaker and actor
Spike Lee will speak today at 8 p.m.
in Memorial Hall at a free public
lecture sponsored by the Carolina
Union Forum and Film committees.
The maker of the films "She's
Gotta Have It" and "School Daze,"
Lee has recently appeared in Nike's
popular Air Jordan commercials.
Lee will show clips from his movies
and television commercials and
answer questions about his films, said
Maria Browne, chairwoman of the
He does not have a lecture pre
pared, so the audience should come
prepared with good questions,
The committee was lucky to get Lee
to come because he is very busy with
his new film, "Mainstream," she said.
"He really enjoys college people,
and he has done everything to make
himself as accessible as possible to
groups like STV."
Lee has received numerous awards
for his films, including Best New
Director at the 1986 Cannes Film
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Stevens plays a recorder while dressed in
radio station and the Clef Hangers
will provide music and entertainment.
The event, lasting from 5 p.m. until
6:30 p.m., will also include the
Freshman Buddy program. Seniors
who have participated in the program
are encouraged to bring their under
classmen buddies to the Pig Pickin'.
One of two Senior Seminars will
be held on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in
the Student Union. Representatives
from Milton's Clothing Store and
Foxglove will speak on "Business
Etiquette and Building a Business
Wardrobe." Seniors can use their IDs
to see a movie Wednesday evening
at Ram Triple Theaters for a reduced
price of $2.50.
"Cooking and Wine Tasting" will
be the topic addressed in the second
seminar Thursday at 4 p.m. in the
Student Union. A representative
from A Southern Season Inc. will
lead the seminar that afternoon.
On Thursday night, seniors can
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Festival and the Los Angeles Film
Critics Award for the best new
director of 1986.
He has also received awards from
the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame
and most recently, a Special Image
Senior Week Schedule
Monday, April 17
Kick off the week with the Senior 200 Race. Cards available in.
the Senior Class Office, Suite B, Carolina Union. Two for one
stamps all week long.
Tuesday, April 18
5-6:30 p.m. Pig Pickin' at Umstead Park
Wednesday, April 19
4 p.m. Senior Seminar in the Union. Business Etiquette and
Building a Professional Wardrobe
Movie Special at Ram Triple - $2.50 with senior ID
Thursday, April 20
4 p.m. Senior Seminar in the Union: Cooking and Wine Tasting
9 p.m. Rejection Night at Bub O'Malley's: free Bub cup at the
door with a rejection letter, plus $1 .25 refills
Friday, April 21
9p.m.-1 a.m. Senior Ball at the Holiday Inn in Chapel Hill: $10
per couple -- tickets on sale in Senior Class Office
Saturday, April 22
8 p.m. R.E.M. Concert at the Smith Center
Award from the NAACP.
Lee's success is remarkable, con
sidering that he supplies his own
financial backing and that he touches
on subjects outside the Hollywood
mainstream, Browne said.
"Lee's films speak from a different
perspective than most films, usually
the black perspective," said Tonya
Blanks, vice-president of the Black
"Lee has definitely beaten the odds.
A lot of people wouldn't or couldn't
have done what he did."
"She's Gotta Have It," a film shot
in 12 days on a budget of $175,000
and a cast of unknown black actors,
was a successful first film for Lee.
"School Daze," was filmed at
Morehouse College, Lee's alma
mater. It has drawn more controversy
from black audiences because of its
sharp look at black Greek life.
This perspective on black life will
probably come up at the lecture,
Browne said she expected a capac
ity crowd at the lecture. "We've had
more response to this program than
any other program we've done."
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