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Volumo 97, Issue 31
Tuesday, April 18, 1939
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Negative impact predicted at UNC
By MARK FOLK
A $3 million budget cut from non
personnel state funding at UNC could
have a severe negative effect on the
University's academic departments,
administrators and department chair
men said Monday.
The cut is . part of the Office of
Management and Budget's 5 percent
across-the-board withholding of
budgeted appropriations for all state
institutions and agencies. State
Other system schools assess effects
By AMY WAJDA
Assistant University Editor
Advanced planning will help some
UNC-system schools survive a 5
percent fourth-quarter budget cut,
but others will need more state money
to last until the end of the fiscal year,
UNC-system university officials said
East Carolina University (ECU)
will not be able to pay faculty salaries
if it does not receive additional state
allotments, said ECU Comptroller
By RHETA LOGAN
A UNC student has filed a libel
suit against The News and Observer
Publishing Co. in Raleigh, claiming
that an April 3, 1988, article in The
.News and Observer, portrayed her as .
Sophomore Christine Nashick
filed a complaint March 31 in Craven
County Superior Court, regarding an
article written on race relations at
The article, which focused on
SETA president ireportts death threat,
By JAMES BURROUGHS
Assistant University Editor
The president of Students for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals
(SETA) received a death threat and
several harassing phone calls on
Friday and Monday because of his
involvement with animal rights.
Christopher Smith, a graduate
student in the School of Social Work,
discovered the first messages on his
home answering machine Friday
afternoon and reported the threats to
the Carrboro Police Department
Friday night. Police let Smith keep
the tape and told him to contact them
if further threats occurred, Smith
From staff rtports
The Daily Tar Heel (DTH) was
selected the best student daily news
paper in the region by the Society
of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
Saturday. Two UNC students also
won Mark of Excellence Awards
presented by SPJ.
The region comprises North Caro
lina, Virginia, Maryland, Washing
ton, D.C., and Delaware.
Pete Corson, a sophomore political
science major from Raleigh, won first
place in the cartoon category. Corson
submitted three cartoons focusing on
campus issues that appeared in the
DTH last semester.
Jeanna Baxter, a junior journalism
and political science major from High
Point, received second place for
sports writing for a feature story that
appeared in the High Point
Susan Summey, president of
UNC's SPJ chapter, said the awards
were a great reflection qn the Uni
versity. "We probably could have
won many more awards if more
people had submitted material."
The winners in each category will
now compete in a national compe
tition in Houston.
officials say the cut was the result of
unexpected expenditures by some
state organizations and a decline in
the state's revenue.
UNC Controller Neal Berryman
said these cuts had the potential to
do a lot of harm to the University.
"They are going to be severe, unless
some budget corrections are made.
We're hoping that it (the state) will
be able to increase the allotment
before the quarter is over."
The University first learned of
Dan Bishop. "We could reserve
money for salaries, but we would have
to cut off expenditures for everything
The cuts will mostly affect ECU's
summer program, making it impos
sible for the university to pay summer
faculty salaries, Bishop said.
ECU's health sciences division will
also suffer without additional allot
ments. If salaries are paid, the
operating budget will be hurt, espe
cially the purchase of medical equip
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sophomore Julie Haizlip, Nashick's
roommate at the time, did not name
Nashick, but according to the com
plaint, did "assault ... the plaintiff
. . . and maliciously and without just
cause attempted to convey to the
readers . ... that the plaintiff was a
The complaint cited a part of the
article that said Haizlip's roommate
"moved in with Julie after discovering
her assigned freshman roommate to
be a 'big black girl' a description
she gave with a grimace. To the
Another message was left on
Smith's answering machine Monday.
The threats followed SETA's
advertisement of a workshop to be
held at UNC by People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals (PET A), a
Washington-based group. Smith's
phone number was on the poster
advertising the event and was also
listed on more than 300 fliers distrib
uted to area lab technicians, Smith
Veldt it out
Daniel Chavis, lead singer of.
band The Veldt, belts out some
great many open
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possible cuts when the state sent out
a memo in December saying that the
third quarter, which ended in March,
and fourth quarter, which runs from
April to June 30, would be tight.
Despite knowing about the possi
ble cuts, the University had no idea
that they would come so soon,
Berryman said. Some administrators
are now making appeals to the state
because of this short notice, he said.
See IMPACT page 6
ment, he said.
William Bloodworth, ECU's vice
chancellor for academic affairs, said
ECU was trying not to cut academic
programs. "We are doing careful
planning of expenditures during the
final quarter in hopes we will avoid
severe damage to academic programs.
"Hopefully the cuts will not affect
salaries and educational supplies and
equipment, but we may have to cut
See SYSTEM SCHOOLS page 6
roommate, having a black roommate
was intimidating and was not some
thing a person should be subjected
The newspaper refused to publish
a retraction even though Nashick
asked it to do so two times, according
to the complaint.
Attorneys for the plaintiff and the
defense will soon begin the discovery
process, a pre-trial procedure of
information-gathering, said Hugh
Stevens, attorney for the publishing
Students involved with SETA, an
organization officially recognized last
year, have never received threats of
any kind until now, Smith said. .
"This (phone) number had been a
public number before. It's a little
unnerving when you get a threat.
What I'd like to believe is that these
are researchers who are angry, a little
desperate and who were blowing off
a little steam."
The first message left on the
the Chapel Hill late Monday afternoon. Police stopped the concert
tunes in the Pit because the band did not have a permit.
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Award-winning actor and director Spike Lee
listens to a question from the audience during
Both Nashick and Haizlip declined
to comment on the lawsuit Monday.
Nashick's attorney, Raymond Dunn,
could not be reached for comment
News and. Observer editor Claude.
Sitton said: "We have no doubts
about the truth and accuracy of our
story. It's up to the courts now to
decide this matter."
Even though Nashick was not
named in the article, a judge could
still rule that she was libeled, said
answering machine was a man's deep
voice, which was cut off at the
beginning by the machine. ". . . never
mind just wanted to f your
organization over," the caller said.
A later message, presumably the
same man, said, "We know where you
are, so you better watch out we're
gonna kill your ass."
A third message contained a voice
and background similar to the first
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Ruth Walden, a professor of media
law in the UNC School of
But this ruling would only come
if Nashick proved that "a reasonable
number of people knew it was her
(in the article)," Walden saidV
To win the case, Nashick would
also have to prove that the newspaper
intended the article's words to be
racist and that readers interpreted the
words as racist, she said.
Nashick's victory in the case is
"You guys are really aholes," the
caller said. "I suppose you don't wear
leather belts, leather wallets, shoes,
anything like that. I can't believe you
idiots. What's wrong with you? You
want people to become extinct? Let's
"I mean, uh, you guys are asinine
the way you go about things. The
University of Arizona you fire
bombed the place. Come on, you
know you don't get your point across
By CRYSTAL BERNSTEIN
Controversy surrounding the resig
nation of the chancellor of the N.C.
School of the Arts in Winston-Salem
led to a protest on the school's
campus and throughout' Winston
UNC-system President CD.
Spangler announced the resignation
of Chancellor Jane Milley on April
13. Milley was givqn a six-month
leave of absence at her present salary
and a faculty position in the School
of Music for three years with a salary
of $58,600, said Nancy Dawson
Sauser, director of publications at the
'Demands for Milley's resignation
were voiced in the form of a letter
written by eight of the nine top
administrators at the school in
The administrators chided Milley
for her discouragement of advice and
input from the administration, reluc
tance to let others exercise leadership,
contradictory approach to commun
ication, inability to delegate minor
responsibilities to others, abrasive
relationships with the immediate staff
and insensitive attitudes toward the
supporters of the school, Dawson
Sauser said. .
On Nov. 30, the faculty council
voted that it had no confidence in
Milley's leadership, and in December
and January, Spangler sent a fact
finding team to the school. He
announced Milley would resign after
his Monday night Memorial Hall appearance.
See story, page 5.
doubtful because a plaintiff has not
won a libel action in North Carolina
in 50 years, Walden said.
The case may never go to trial, with
the two sides settling through a
summary judgment, Walden said. A
nummary judgment is granted when
' one side "produces enough proof
during the discovery period to de
monstrate that its victory in a trial
would be inevitable.
A large percentage of libel cases
in the state are, settled by summary
judgment, Walden said.
like that. You're scum."
The caller referred to the raiding
of two laboratories at the University
of 'Arizona at Tuscon on April 7,
when $150,000 worth of damage was
done to two labs, threats were left
for researchers and 1,300 lab animals
were set free. The Animal Liberation
Front, an animal rights group that
uses such tactics in their cause,
See DEATH THREAT page 2
faculty and students at the school
asked for her immediate resignation
Milley will leave on June 30 unless
students, faculty and alumni can force
her to leave earlier. Many feel that
Milley's leadership style conflicts with
the aims of the school and that she
could further damage the school's
reputation if she does not leave
See ART SCHOOL page 6
NCMH name may undergo
surgery with merger 3
Eliminating ugly space on
Franklin Street... 4
Speaker calls for journalistic
freedom fight 5
Planning committee to plan
foundation of new BCC ...:5
Aria ready for this? Opera
UNC quelches invasion of
Soviet baseball team 7