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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, July 13, 1989, Page 1, Image 1

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fflfef (En f ill Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Thursday, July 13, 1989 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessClassifieds 962-1 1 63 Smith 30(D) By SARAH CAGLE Assistant Editor Renovations to the Dean E. Smith Center scheduled to be completed by the 1989-90 basketball season will give students about 300 more seats, according to Smith Center Director Jeff Elliot. The renovations, costing the ath letic department between $40,000 and $50,000, will bring the number of student seats in the lower level to more than 2,000. Students have 4,408 seats in the upper level. 'This is not just talk," Elliot said. Airport By SARAH CAGLE Assistant editor UNC officials said they plan to go ahead and extend the runway at Ho race Williams airport despite concerns from area residents that the move would increase air traffic at the facil ity. Plans for the 500-foot extension were discussed at a meeting Monday of the Coordination and Consulta tion Committee, the "town-gown" '89 year By DAVE GLENN Editor UNC running back Kennard Martin, the leading rusher in the Atlantic Coast Conference last year, will not be allowed to play football for the Tar Heels in the 1989 season. UNC football coach Mack Brown announced Tuesday night that Martin would not play this season because of academic rea sons. "Kennard Martin will not play football for the University of North Carolina this season for contin ued academic inconsistencies," Brown said. "He will remain on scholarship this fall and his status will again be reviewed at the con clusion of the fall semester." Martin, who was accused of stealing textbooks from a UNC See MARTIN, page 4 ' Martin fumbles Cemteir adds stun die nut 'This is tangible proof of our com mitment to students." Originally, the Carolina Athletic Association (CAA) proposed install ing bleachers in part of the lower level to accommodate students, but Elliot said bleachers would present several problems. "From an aesthetic standpoint, bleachers don't look as nice," he said. "It would also be a problem at con certs to have part bleachers and part chairbacks." Instead, six press booths were removed to install about 250 seats in expansion ready board set up to discuss mutual con cerns of Chapel Hill and the Univer sity. Chancellor Paul Hardin told the board that the extension would alle viate safety and noise problems, be cause planes could be higher when they pass over residential areas. Ben Tuchi, associate vice-chancellor for business and finance, said the University had dropped plans to add a new fuel tank, which could By DAVE GLENN Editor The Daily Tar Heel Board of Di rectors voted Friday to go ahead with the process of incorporating UNC's daily student newspaper, which has been in operation since 1893. Kevin Schwartz, director and general manager of the DTH, said the vote is a response to the Univer sity's "do nothing and nothing bad will happen" attitude regarding the tax liabilities of various campus or ganizations. "For several years, the University and student organizations have been going back and forth on income tax liabilities," Schwartz said. 'The Uni versity is exempt. But because the University will not state in writing that we (the DTH) are part of the University, we're seeking to protect ourselves from possible tax liability." The board plans to incorporate the DTH as a non-profit organization in North Carolina with plans to at tain tax-exempt status, along with a pardon for possible previous taxes, from the Internal Revenue Service, Schwartz said. 'We're seeking the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the IRS DTH seats the lower level. Also, armrests be tween some retractable seats in rows A through L will be removed to add between 40 and 50 seats. These additions will provide about the same number of seats as bleach ers would have, Elliot said. CAA President Lisa Frye said stu dents are not guaranteed to receive the particular seats that are being added, but that students will receive that number of seats. "I think these are definitely good See SEATS, page 6 have accommodated more planes. But Citizens for Airport Plan ning, a group of residents opposed to the airport expansion, said the runway extension will instead at tract more non-University planes, causing an increase in air traffic and noise levels. This would ultimately destroy the quality of life in the area, they said. See AIRPORT, page 5 directors vote to oncoro irate isn't going to come in here and shut us down," Schwartz said. Kevin Martin, former UNC stu dent body president, attempted to get the issue resolved last year when he asked UNC administrators to come up with a list of those groups that the University would have liability for under their tax umbrella. There still is no such list. Some campus groups includ ing the Interfraternity Council, the UNC Band and the Campus Y are classified as independent and non fee supported. Thus, the University did not file tax forms for them. Other groups, including The Daily Tar Heel, are not protected by the University's tax umbrella even though these organizations received student fees. DTH board member Ed Davis said the board's vote was a response to the University's "informal non-existence" policy toward the DTH. "They don't want to formally recognize our existence, but they don't want to give us any autonomy, either," Davis said. "With incorporation, we are setting out on our own path." Susan Ehringhaus, assistant to the chancellor, said it is often difficult to "SvJf III 1 if IK t hi ' 1 M I 1 lv , Vf- J MM I ? y f J i t? - r :,f -- ; " . Rally in Raleigh Abortion rights supporters attend a rally sponsored by the National Abortion Rights Action League July 6 in Raleigh. declare an organization part of the University because many operations within a particular campus group are independent of the University. She added that she sees the incorporation idea as good for the DTH. "I think The Tar Heel is proceeding responsi bly, as usual," Ehringhaus said. "It's the safest thing they can do about their tax-exempt status." The DTH's legal advisor, Dottie Bernholz of Student Legal Services, said the incorporation process also increases the levels of control and responsibility within a particular or ganization. "If you are part of the University, and not separately incorporated, the University can control you," Bernholz said. "The University doesn't want to do that. Also, if you're not incor porated and you're not officially iden tified as part of the University, you risk being treated as any other busi ness for tax purposes. "I recommend that every campus group incorporates." Schwartz said the incorporation process for the DTH could be com pleted as soon as the spring of 1990. "Right now, there are a lot of loose ends regarding us as an organization," 9 Tar HeelSarah Cagle Schwartz said. "Through incorpora tion, we can tie up a lot of those loose ends." nside Japan pledges $40 billion in aid for Third World 2 Bush assures Poland of economic access..... 3 Vote on Gateway proposal delayed 4 It's that damn dog again; police roundup 5 Council member Roosevelt Wilkerson profiled 6 Police investigate sexual assault of UNC student 7 Jerry Lee Lewis is not all peaches and cream 8 Marshall Crenshaw's new album reviewed 1 0 Joe Bob wants everybody to quit pickin' on Pete 1 1 Northern Ireland and beauty pageants 15 l:, ', , ,

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