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Volume 97, Issue 62
Tuesday, October 3, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By STEPHEN BRYAN
As part of its campaign against
homelessness, about 20 members of
the Campus Y's Student Homeless
Outreach Coalition (SHOC) spent
Monday night in the Pit on makeshift
cardboard beds to increase student
awareness of the plight of the home
less. Jacquelyn Gist, a candidate for the
Carrboro Board of Aldermen, was
present at the beginning of the sleepout
but did not spend the night.
"Sleepout for Homelessness" was a
prelude to a national march on Wash
ington, D.C., in which groups from
across the nation will converge on the
steps of the Capitol this weekend and
demand action from the U.S. Congress,
according to organizers.
The students who planned to spend
the night in the Pit had high spirits
"I think a lot of people really don't
realize how many homeless people there
are," said Amy Stock, a senior from
Swannanoa. "Hopefully we can at least
reach one or two people."
Lori Marks, a junior from Tunkhan
nock, Pa., said the SHOC was not only
Aimtii-QAAC motace may have prompted pramiGc
A resident of Cobb Residence Hall
had her door covered with graffiti and
"pennied" shut this weekend, perhaps
in response to an anti-CIA Action
Committee (CIAAC) notice she had
posted on her door.
By WILL SPEARS
Assistant University Editor
Student Congress representative
Jeffrey Beall (Dist. 7) began circulat
ing a petition Monday to recall Daily
Tar Heel Editor Sharon Kebschull,
according to other members of the
"Basically, it's Jeffs idea," said
representative Sam Bagenstos (Dist.
14). "It's not something Student Con
gress endorses; it's not something Stu
dent Congress agrees with. He is basi
cally saying that if you don't print edi
torials favorable to us (congress) then
we will fire you and put in somebody
Seniors Marissa Steele and Matt Jacobs enjoy
learning to shag a popular beach dance
mmemmbeirs stay overagM
making a statement about the need for
legislative action but also trying to make
students aware that they can get in
volved locally and help in many areas.
"They (the homeless shelters) need
volunteers for the shelter. We also need
to get more people to speak up for low
Marks added that she would have
spent the night in the Pit even if it had
rained. "No matter what kind of weather
it is, the homeless still have to be out
side." Members of the local community
expressed their interest in the group's
efforts. Eleanor Kinnaird, mayor of
Carrboro, said, "It (homelessness) is a
severe problem even in Carrboro. I am
pleased that students of the '90s are
concerned over this national problem."
Kinnaird said that in the last eight
years the priorities of the national
government had been misplaced. She
said that too much has been spent on
military spending and not enough on
issues that face towns and cities, such
as the homeless problem.
Gist said she agreed that the home
less needed to be helped, and she con
sidered SHOC's efforts worthwhile. "I
feel as though the next four years for
But members of the CIAAC said
they knew nothing of the incident, nor
did they think anyone in their group had
anything to do with it.
Laura Roper, a senior from Asheville,
said that Saturday her door was cov
ered with toilet paper and slogans
underneath the toilet paper. The slo
Beall declined comment on the peti
tion, and stated no reason for the recall
election on the petition. So far, the
petition has been circulated only in the
student government office, congress
Beall has criticized the DTH in the
past for its coverage of the debate over
the proposed Student Recreation Cen
ter. "(The DTH) has failed in terms of
the quantity and quality of coverage it
has given to concerns voiced over the
Student Recreation Center, and in fact
its coverage has provided a biased view
of developments influencing the stu
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during their social dance class Monday morning
in the Women's Gym.
and bad governments, the lightest
Carrboro are crucial as far as housing is
concerned." Gist said she would spon
sor a homeless person so that he would
be able to attend the rally in Washing
ton. "We need to empower our poor
people and our homeless people."
During the night, members of SHOC
painted posters to show the purpose of
the sleepout. They also created a ban
ner to take to the march in Washington
About 90 UNC students will attend
the march, Loughran said. There is still
room available for any interested stu
dents, he said. The cost of the trip is
$20, and he said the cost could be
deferred for any student who could not
SHOC is a committee of the Campus
Y that wants to educate the student
body about the homeless, said Malini
Moorthy, Campus Y co-president. The
group has sponsored events such as
dinner discussions and training ses
sions for students who want to work at
"It takes more than a group of stu
dents sleeping in the Pit to make sure
that everyone in Chapel Hill and
Carrboro has affordable housing,"
gans were anti-CIA and anti-South
Africa, including "Free South Africa"
and "End Apartheid," she said.
Roper said there were also personal
attacks written on her message board,
including "We hate you bitch."
Roper said she didn't know who was
behind the incident. "It seems like it's
to recall election for DTH editor
dents it serves," he wrote in an official
statement last month.
Student Congress Speaker Gene
Davis said that while some congress
members may support the petition, it
was "not an action of Student Con
gress." "It is the efforts of an individual
member of Student Congress and indi
vidual members of other groups on
campus. I have heard several congress
members express support."
The Black Student Movement (B SM)
is considering the petition, said Tonya
Blanks, BSM vice president. "No one
in the BSM is in a condition to say
Members of SHOC begin to
just somebody pulling a prank, but it
may have something to do with the
message I have on my door."
After a CIAAC flier was put under
her door last week, Roper posted a
message on her door saying that she
was a patriotic American and didn't
want any more anti-CIA material put
(where they stand on the petition). I
need to know where the organization
stands before I express my personal
views on it." "
Representative Jurgen Buchenau
(Dist. 3) signed the petition because he
senses student dissatisfaction with the
way the DTH is run, he said. "I think the
way the Playboy issue was handled
shows a certain lack of sensitivity."
Poor coordination of the paper's
contents helped form Buchenau's deci
sion to sign the petition, he said. Un
even sports coverage is another source
of his dissatisfaction with the DTH.
"(Last Monday) the sports section was
so preoccupied with bashing the foot
ball team that there were no soccer
scores. And that strengthened my per
ception of the general decline in coor
dination of the paper."
to separate fees efeireoduims
By STEPHANIE JOHNSTON
A referendum will be held next
Tuesday to decide if in some cases
future referendums will be held sepa
rately for undergraduate and graduate
The resolution, presented by Jurgen
Buchenau (Dist. 3) to Student Con
Orange County voters
must register by Oct. 9
From staff reports
The last day to register for the No
vember Orange County elections is Oct.
Students registered in their home
towns who want to continue to consider
it their hometown cannot register for
Students who have moved to Orange
County permanently and do not have
picture identification can bring in a tax
statement or a checkbook to prove resi
dency. Personal letters will not be ac
ceptable. To register, a person must be a citi
zen of the United States, at least 18
years old, reside in the precinct in which
he wishes to vote for at least 30 days
and not be a convicted felon.
If the person has been convicted of a
felony, he must have had his citizen
ship rights restored.
To register, a person must show a
document proving identity and age,
preferably with the applicant's address.
The registration official will ask for
name, age, place of birth, date of birth,
place of residence, political party pref
erence and if the applicant has ever
been convicted of a felony. Other ques
things swim at
camp out in the Pit to get a feeling
under her door, she said.
Based on conversations with her
hallmates and resident assistant, Roper
said she thought the incident occurred
Sept. 30 between 2 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.
Dale McKinley, a graduate student
in political science from Zimbabwe
and a member of the CIAAC, said his
Buchenau said his goal in signing
the petition was not to replace Kebschull
as editor, but to promote reform. "I
don't think it would be a good idea to
have a new editor. We are providing an
external impulse for the DTH to rethink
itself internally. I want the editors to get
their act together."
Bagenstos does not support the peti
tion, he said. "It's really stupid. If this
was an issue of Sharon taking money
from the paper or the paper not being on
time every day, then I would under
stand it. But simply to. ask for a recall
because we don't like what's on the
editorial page goes against the idea of
freedom of the press."
Some representatives wish Beall had
not started the petition, Bagenstos said.
See RECALL, page 2
gress, calls for the provision of separate
graduate and undergraduate referen
dums in certain student fees cases.
If the proposed fee would apply only
to undergraduates, then only under
graduates would vote in the referen
dum. The same would apply for gradu
ate students when the fee in question
would affect only graduate students,
tions are asked for proof of residency
and qualifications to register, and the
person will be required to swear that all
answers given are the truth.
A voter who moves within the county
does not need to register again, but he
needs to not ify the Board of Elections
by mail or in person before Oct. 9.
Orange County residents may regis
ter to.vote or change their party affili
ation at the following locations:
Orange County Board of Elections'
Office, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsbor
ough, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
The Chapel Hill Municipal Build
ing, 306 N. Columbia St., Chapel Hill,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
The Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W.
Main St., Carrboro, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday;
The Chapel Hill Public Library,
523 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, during
library hours every day of the week;
The Orange County Public Library,
200 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough, Mon
day through Saturday during library
for what it is to be homeless ;
group had nothing to do with the inci-;
dent. i ;
"We're not interested in doing those
kinds of things. It seems like an attempt
to try to make it appear like someone
from our group, but I can almost guar-
See CIAAC, page 2
Buchenau said. Referendums involv
ing fees to be levied against all students
would still be voted on by the entire
Buchenau proposed the resolution
as a result of a historical precedent he
"Last year the undergraduate teach
ing award, essentially a new fee, was
levied against undergraduates, not
graduates. Everyone voted on it. I don't
think that's right. One group can im
pose a fee on another."
The majority of general student fees
would not be affected, and no group
could veto a general fee increase, Buch
Buchenau and Carlos Cerezo-Suarez
See REFERENDUM, page 2
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