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Thursday, July 6,1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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;Way down upon the Eno River...'
Chuck Davis and the African-American Art
Ensemble, only one of many entertainers at the
By DAVE GLENN
The University ended the 1989
fiscal year, which came to a close on
June 30, with a $792,000 debt, ac
cording to UNC Controller Neal
A request to the N.C. State Budget
Office for a $2 million budget sup
plement was turned down Friday. The
state had provided almost $3 million
in supplements to the University in
UNC-system .student leaders meet
By PAUL BREDDERMAN
Student leaders from seven of the
16 UNC-system schools met Friday
at N.C. State University to voice
opposition to the N.C. legislature's
proposed tuition hike and to create a
permanent, more unified voice for
Students from UNC-CH, NCSU,
Pembroke State University, and UNC
universities in Asheville, Charlotte,
Greensboro and Wilmington gathered
for the second time in 1989 for a
meeting of the University of North
Carolina Association of Student
. , , !The tuition increase, issue brought -
Festival for the Eno this past weekend, perform
for a jubilant Fourth of July audience.
"We will carry $792,000 worth of
invoices that we can't pay for into
the next fiscal year," Berryman said.
"But we're very pleased with those
numbers. It's a much better situation
than we anticipated."
Wayne Jones, UNC associate vice
chancellor of finance, said he expected
an amount in the $2 million range.
"This (the reduced debt) is due to
the supplements we have received
ASG together (this year)," said Gene
Davis, speaker of UNC student con
gress. "It gave us a reason to join
together with a single student voice,
and it allowed us to realize how little
power students have in our state."
Leaders from the system schools
agreed to contact their respective fir
nancial aid offices this week to de
termine how the N.C. House proposal
for tuition increase might affect stu
dents who need aid, Davis said.
This information will then be
compiled by N.C. State Student Body
President Brian L. Nixon and given
to the General Assembly, Davis said.
"We may be schools with individ
ual personalities, and each individ
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not as bad as expecttec
from the state and the reductions we
have made in our spending," Jones
said. "It's still not good, but it is
better than expected."
UNC Provost Dennis O'Connor
had a mixed response about the budget
situation. "Any time you have a debt,
you can't be completely satisfied,"
O'Connor said. "But, of course, it's
better to have a smaller debt than a
Berryman said the University's
ual president represents his own con
stituents," Nixon said. "However,
when we come forth with a proposal
to the state legislature or CD. Span
gler, we are speaking with one mouth,
on one accord, with one objective."
The need for condom vending
machines in system schools was also
discussed, Davis said.
Only ASU has condom vending
machines, and vending machines will
be installed at UNC-CH in the fall.
Student government leaders at
NCSU and UNCG are considering
installing machines as well, Davis
ASG members also discussed
proposed amendments to the UN-
By SARAH CAGLE
The Supreme Court decision in
the Webster vs. Reproductive Health
Services case Monday has both anti
abortion and abortion rights groups
in North Carolina readying for an
expected legislative battle in the
The Webster decision upholds
Missouri laws regulating abortion and
allows other states to enact their own
Legislation under consideration by
a N.C. House subcommittee would
make N.C. law conform with the
Missouri laws upheld by the court.
The bill, introduced by N.C. Rep.
Paul Stam (R-Wake), would outlaw
the use of public hospitals for abor
tion procedures and would prohibit
state employees from performing
North Carolina Memorial Hospi
tal is among the public hospitals in
the state that would be unable to per
form abortions if the bill passes.
Hospital officials said 750 abortions
financial situation looks much better
entering fiscal year 1990.
'There will be no more restric
tions on services because of an allot
ment squeeze," Berryman said. "We
have time to work this (the remain
der of the debt) out. We can spread it
out over the next fiscal year."
All non-personnel spending was
frozen in April when the N.C. Gen
eral Assembly announced cuts in the
CASG constitution, times and places
for future meetings, the election for
new officers in September, and the
goal to minimalize organization dues,
"We intend to make ASG a more
active part of student governments
across the state in order to insure a
student voice regarding decisions on
the statewide level," he said. "It's
been very effective so far."
Leaders from 1 1 of the 16 system
schools have attended meetings of
the UNCASG this year.
The organization may vote to re
duce or eliminate yearly membership
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were performed there in 1988.
Abortion rights activists said they
are preparing to lobby the legislature
to keep this legislation from passing,
and opinions are mixed as to the bill's
"This is the end of the Supreme
Court's protection of women's medi
cal rights, so we have to protect our
selves by convincing every member
Of our legislature to protect legal
abortion," said Charlotte Brody, di
rector of Planned Parenthood of North
"Abortion is not so secure that we
can sit back and think that it will be
there next year or two years from
now," Brody said.
Holly Marrow, an organizer for
the National Abortion Rights Action
League of North Carolina, said she
does not expect the law in North
Carolina to change.
"We do have a pro-choice major
ity in the legislature, and we intend
to work to keep that majority," Mar
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University's budget totaling $3.2
The State Budget Office has given
the University supplements each
month to help offset the cuts, with
amounts depending on state tax re
ceipts. The most recent supplement, in
June, was $1,125 million, less than
the $2 million the University re
quested. The University received a
$1.75 million supplement in May.
Activists on both sides react
to abortion ruling 2
Town Council member Joe
Herzenberg profiled 4
Commission, Carrboro try to
mend fences 5
Computers in education the
focus of program 6
A movie for the kid in all of
Joe Bob says Reagan has a
new career 1 0
Believe it or not, Dave would
have taken J.R. too 11
Pre-pubescent love, Part II:
The Women Speak 15
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