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Volume 97, Issue 49
Thursday, September 14, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Referendum won't appear on fall ballot
By MIKE SUTTON
A bill calling for a November refer
endum on whether student fees should
be raised to pay for a Student Recrea
tion Center (SRC) was defeated in
Student Congress last night after an
The 17-9 vote, with one abstention,
means February's vote to raise student
activities fees $13 per semester begin
ning in 199 1 to fund the proposed facil
ity will stand.
Jeffrey Beall (Dist. 7), the bill's
author, told congress before the vote,
"This is not a bill to kill the SRC, but to
give students the benefit of the doubt"
of a second vote.
He described the February election,
when the SRC funding was approved,
as "undemocratic and fraudulent,"
accusing Carolina Athletic Association
(CAA) officials of purposely hiding
and limiting the information available
on the SRC to prevent opposition.
He said the six weeks that students
were given to evaluate the SRC pro
posal were insufficient to reach an in
formed decision on the $4.5 million
"The CAA actually created student
policy and then forced it on the stu
dents," he said.
Beall also said the SRC, to be built
next to Fetzer Gym, would have no
restrooms, showers or locker rooms,
and thus could not be used if Fetzer
were closed because the lack of
restrooms would constitute a health
CAA President Lisa Frye countered
that students had been informed in in
formational fliers distributed before the
February vote that the facility wouldn't
contain restrooms, and the SRC was
planned as an expansion of the existing
Fetzer-Woollen complex, not an inde
"Students made an informed deci
sion, and that decision has never been
called into question until now," Frye
She said that the SRC would never
be open when Fetzer wasn't, and that
she had talked to the physical education
department about expanding Fetzer's
Frye said the bill set a dangerous
precedent by questioning the February
"I'm very concerned about the rejec
tion of a vote by the student body," she
said in an interview before the meeting.
"They voted on whether I was their
representative here (in the CAA), on
whether the members of congress were
their representatives. If you question
that vote, you're treading on very treach
Todd Wyatt (Dist. 4) read excerpts
of a letter from Montague Dixon, a
member of the class of 1989, who ob
jected to a second vote on the SRC. "I
am angered that my say in the election
has already been undermined," the let
ter said, adding that if last year's sen
iors were not competent to vote on the
bill, perhaps they were not competent
to choose student legislators either.
Finance Committee Chairman Don
nie Esposito said, "In my mind, the
student body has definitely spoken. We
are forced to rely on the foresight of last
year's student body" in representing
the wishes of new students.
Jurgen Buchenau (Dist. 3) said that
the transient nature of the student body
meant students were continuously af
fected by legislation they didn't vote
on, adding that with a second SRC vote,
See SRC, page 2
Student newsweekly will buy computers
By NANCY WYKLE
After more than an hour of heated
debate, Student Congress voted
Wednesday to give The Phoenix Stu
dent Newsweekly $10,305 for a desk
top publication system that the editors
feel would speed up their publication
The Phoenix had originally requested
$11,553, but an amendment reduced
the amount. The proposal passed 17-6-4.
The Cellar Door and other campus
publications will also have access to
the system, according to the provision
of the bill.
Some congress members questioned
the high cost of the system and whether
Phoenix representatives had looked at
alternative means of funding the sys
tem. Andrew Cohen (Dist. 7) said Phoe
nix editor Ed Davis failed to seek other
sources of funding or to contact inde
pendently funded campus publications
before making the request. "He's
coming right to the body with the great
est amount of money without looking
for alternative sources."
But Matthew Heyd (Dist. 11) said
there was a difference between inde
pendently funded publications, such as
the Carolina Critic or the Catalyst, and
The Phoenix. "Every organization on
campus has this (Student Congress)
avenue open to them."
Heyd said the cost was justified. "By
approving this bill, we'll be giving them
the means to succeed."
Bill Brown (Dist. 2) said that by
giving the money to the Phoenix now,
later expenditures could be avoided. "I
think you want to get a system that is
good enough to meet the needs."
Congress members also expressed
concern about whether other student
groups would have access to the equip
ment and if there should be provisions
to ensure that they will.
No provisions are necessary because
the equipment belongs to UNC stu
dents, said Jurgen Buchenau (Dist. 3).
But an amendment he introduced to
help control access to the system was
adopted. It is not a desktop publishing
system for The Phoenix or the Cellar
Door, but one for the use of the students
at UNC, he said.
Sam Bagenstos (Dist. 14) said he
wanted to be certain all the groups
endorsing the proposal had access to
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UmiDveirsolty may wrajp up Lewis Sltreak tradntiomi
By CHRIS HELMS
The Lewis Streak, a long-standing
University tradition, may end soon
because University officials fear it
undermines efforts to stop date rape
and sexual harassment on campus.
Traditionally, the residents of Lewis
Residence Hall have streaked across
campus and past women's residence
halls, including Kenan and Mclver,
Although not an officially recog
nized event, University officials have
recently warned residents that the streak
will no longer be tolerated.
In a letter to housing director Wayne
Kuncl, Dean of Students Frederic
Schroeder warns prospective streakers
that "what was once considered a 'boys'
game' is no longer acceptable in this
Schroeder also noted in his letter the
possibility of Student Code of Conduct
violations, and even charges of hazing,
for those involved in the organization
and promotion of a streak. He also said
the streak would present "much poten
tial for personal injury as well as for the
infliction of emotional distress."
The letter, distributed by Kuncl, was
read at a meeting of Lewis residents
Tuesday. While Un-. siiy opposition
to the streak is normal, the official
"There are a lot of traditions at
this university, and this is one of
Freshman Lewis resident
emphasis on the danger of inciting date
rape and sexual harassment is new this
residents were told they would
receive no support from Lewis govern
ment should they decide to streak. Lewis
President Tom Murray said of a pos
sible streak, "Dorm government's going
to stay out of it."
Many Lewis residents interviewed
Wednesday said they thought the warn
ings were unfair.
Junior Rolf Sundwall said the streak
helped residents deal with the stress of
the early part of the semester. "It's kind
of a tension-breaker."
The University "got kind of carried
away" in its zeal to prevent the streak,
Freshman Stewart Essey agreed. "We
never hurt anybody." '
Jeff Holtz said, "There are a lot of
traditions at this University, and this is
one of them."
Women on campus had a different
opinion on the streak and its possible
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Sophomore Robin Kaiser, who
watched the streak last year, said, "I
don't know what makes them do that."
Junior Susan Andrews added, "It
(the streak) is just kind of ridiculous."
The Lewis streak has a long and
illustrious history. Lewis resident Scott
Morton said the streak was a 29-year
tradition. However, Kuncl, who has
been at the University since 1983, did
not recognize the streak as an annual
Maj. R.L. Porreca of the University
police said that if there were a streak
and a woman were to file a complaint,
any streaker caught could be charged
with indecent exposure.
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Students march to the DTH office to protest the insertion of a Playboy advertisement in Friday's paper
By KATHERINE HOUSTON
Carrying two stacks of petitions and
a sign reading "Stop and Talk About
Sexism Women are People, Not
Pictures!", about 20 students gathered
in The Daily Tar Heel office Wednes
day to protest a Playboy magazine
advertisement that ran in Friday's issue
of the DTH.
The Women's Forum of the Campus
Y and an independent group presented
separate petitions to Kevin Schwartz,
DTH director and general manager. A
total of about 500 signatures were gath
ered on the petitions, although some
names were on both.
The petitions said the groups were
offended by the Playboy ad because the
magazine degrades women by making
them into sexual objects. Both groups
asked for a written apology, and one
group asked that the proceeds from the
ad be donated to a group that promotes
the advancement of women.
Schwartz and DTH editor Sharon
Kebschull discussed the issue and an
swered questions for about 15 minutes
in the office lobby.
Schwartz said that the DTH does not
plan at this time to run an apology and
that he would not recommend to the
DTH Board of Directors that the ad
revenue be donated to a women' s group.
The students who gathered at the
office said they were offended by the ad
and didn't think it belonged in a student
"Playboy hurts men as well as
women," said senior Michael Pittman
of Rocky Mount. "We get false ideas
and images of what a woman really is."
Maria Earman, a senior from Toano,
Va., said: "Women today are forced
into a position of lower standing than
men. This is shown in subtle and non
subtle ways. The whole reaction is not
just about the Playboy ad, but about
how men perceive and limit women."
Kim Faircloth of Charlotte said she
did not like being portrayed as enter
tainment. Playboy's subtitle is "Enter
tainment for Men."
"The power of the press is an awe
some power," said Sherry Lauritzen, a
medical student from Greensboro.
'They have a responsibility to use this
power wisely. I believe that there was
an error in judgment. We should not be
involuntarily subjected to seeing of
fensive things. Also, I was not expect
ing to see the ad in the DTH."
Senior Ristin Cooks said she was
frustrated after the meeting. "We had
unquestionable support behind this
issue, and I am frustrated to find out
that it does not make an impact."
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