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Volume 97, Issue 63
Wednesday, October 4, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By MYRON B. PITTS
Teague Residence Hall was vandal
ized over Homecoming weekend, and
its residents may have to pay for the
damage, said Sara Zeller, third floor
Friday night, a Scott Residence
College (SRC) golf cart loaned to
Teague for use in Saturday's Home
coming parade was driven, returned to
the dormitory and then had its tires
In other weekend incidents of van
dalism, the glass cases of many hall fire
alarms were smashed, a handle was
torn from a door, and the glass of a
trophy case in Teague's lobby was
Teague Residence Hall government
officials held a meeting on the issue
Sunday night. At the meeting, SRC
area governor Jene Cox introduced the
possibility of Teague residents having
to pay for the damage. SRC comprises
Teague, Carmichael, Avery, Parker and
Whitehead residence halls. Cox could
not be reached for comment.
"We may be collectively billed,"
Zeller said. "I can see a lot of protest for
that, because many people (Teague
By TERRI CANADAY
UNC is filing a motion to dismiss the
suit filed against it July 20 by a Winston-Salem
man whose daughter was
Don Hall filed the suit because he
said his daughter, Nicole, was a victim
of racial and sexual discrimination. He
claims that the University's admissions
policies favor."male, black athletes."
Herbert Davis, associate director of
By MARCIE BAILEY
Student Congress seats for districts
16 and 18 and two. other referendums
will be voted on at the student election
Tuesday, Oct. 10.
David Smith, elections board chair
man, said there would be five polishes.
Four sites in Chase Hall, the Cam
pus Y, the sundial and Student Health
Service will be for referendum vot
ing only. One pollsite, in the Pit, will
have voting for districts 16 and 18 as
Student Congress nmemrobeir releases reasons for editor reca
By MIKE SUTTON
A member of Student Congress seek-
ing a recall vote on Daily Tar Heel
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Andrew Sapp, a freshman from Raleigh, takes
advantage of blue skies and warm weather to
residents) weren't here. She (Cox) said
it (collective payment) was not meant
as a punishment, but as a forewarning
to look out for your neighbor to prevent
The outer doors at Teague have not
been locked all year, and residents have
been trying to change that policy, Zeller
said. Anyone can enter the residence
hall, she said, also noting that people in
Teague sometimes hold parties that may
"The doors of Teague are not locked
and they should be. They're trying to
blame it on Teague residents (whom) it
may or may not be."
Many Teague residents interviewed
were against the proposed collective
"I think they should find out who did
it (vandalism), because I don't want to
have to pay for it," said Mary Dre
chsler, a freshman resident from Cleve
land, N.C. The glass covering fire alarm
housings has been broken several times
in the past, and the issue is "getting
old," she said.
"It's good and it's bad," Teague
President Elaine Southerland said about
the possiblity of residence hall pay
ment. undergraduate admissions, explained
that admission to UNC was based xn
five major categories: leadership,
courses, grades, extracurricular activi
ties and recommendations. Scholastic
achievement test (SAT) scores weigh
15 percent or less.
Every prospective UNC student
applies to undergraduate admissions,
and no student is admitted without
passing the criteria set by the office.
Each applicant is graded in the five
to foil coowess seats, decode irefeireinicSyms
well as for the referendums. The rain
site for this poll will be in the Student
No one has yet registered to run for
the District 16 seat, which covers south
of Franklin Street and east of Columbia
Street. Two candidates will run for the
District 18 seat, which includes north
of Columbia Street-Jones Ferry Road
and west of Airport Road, Smith said.
The two congressional seats are
important, he said. People are needed
to fill the spots and to get involved right
Editor Sharon Kebschull's election
released a statement Tuesday accusing
the newspaper of suppressing opinions
different from those of the editorial
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If residents are made to pay for the
damage, they would be more likely to
admonish or discourage other residents
from committing acts of vandalism,
But the group reparation policy,
which, if instituted, would charge resi
dents about $1 each, would not be fair
to innocent residents, some of whom
were out of town over the weekend,
The housing department, in coop
eration with the Residence Hall Asso
ciation, has a common area damage
policy, said Wayne Kuncl, housing
director. The 2-year-old plan covers
parts of a residence hall outside of
students' rooms, such as the lobby and
A report of damage is turned in to the
area director, who then meets with
residence hall officers, Kuncl said.
"If both agree that the group (resi
dence hall) was responsible for the
damage, they go ahead and assess the
charges to the residents."
Sgt. Ned Comar of the University
police said, "I can't think of a whole lot
anybody can do (about vandalism),
except to go and replace vandalized
property as soon as possible."
categories. "You can never just look at
numbers," Davis said.
Special talents such as ROTC, mu
sic, athletics or drama are brought to
the attention of the admissions office
by the respective departments. These
talents fall into the extracurricular ac
tivities category, he said.
These special talents, Davis said,
add diversity to the student body.
Dan Pollitt, Kenan professor of law,
Two referendums are to be voted on
as well. Student Congress representa
tive Jeffrey Beall (Dist. 7) has pro
posed changing eight instances of "he"
to "he or she" in the Student Code of the
Beall said that he was inspired by
Student Congress Speaker Gene Davis
to propose the referendum and that the
instances of "he" showed "subliminal
board, of creating controversy to raise
circulation and of having a poor record
in hiring minorities,
Jeffrey Beall (Dist. 7), who began
play tennis on the Cobb Courts Tuesday afternoon.
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Bryan Safrit, a senior from Pfafftown, sketches
Silent Sam in McCorkle Place Tuesday after-
said according to the Bakke vs. Univer
sity of California case in 1 977, "it is OK
for educational purposes to admit people
according to other things besides test
Alan Bakke was denied admission
to medical school at the University of
California at Davis because they took
qualified blacks who were less quali
fied than him.
The 1977 decision declared quotas
'This sexist language has no place in
the Student Constitution."
Both Smith and Beall said they felt
confident that the referendum would be
passed by student vote.
The second referendum proposes
separating certain fee votes for under
graduate and graduate students, and is
being sponsored by representative Jur
gen Buchenau (Dist. 3).
"I proposed this referendum because
I don't think it is right to vote on some
circulating a petition in support of the
recall vote Monday, said in the state
ment that the DTH:
occasionally refuses to print letters
expressing an opinion contrary to the
displayed insensitivity to students
in running a Playboy magazine adver
has a "dismal record" of hiring and
keeping minorities on staff;
has forbidden reporters to inter
view certain students;
has low staff morale; and
has stirred controversy to raise
circulation and advertising revenues.
Beall declined to comment on how
many members of Student Congress or
the student body had signed the petition
or supported the recall.
But Donnie Esposito (Dist. 10) said
he wanted to make it clear that the
petition was not sponsored by the con
gress, but by several individuals who
"I don't think that they represent
Student Congress as a whole," Espos
ito said. "They have every right to pursue
their action on their own, as long as it is
not portrayed as a Student Congress
"Personally, I wish I had never known
about it, and he (Beall) had pursued it
on his own. I don't think it will ever
come to anything. I hope not, but I
don't think it will."
Jurgen Buchenau (Dist. 3) said that
he signed the petition more in the spirit
of a protest over the Playboy insert than
a recall, and that no concrete plans to
unseat Kebschull or sponsor an oppo
nent had been discussed.
"It would have been better if we just
made it a protest," Buchenau said.
"Thinking about it now, I almost hope
that we don't get the necessary number
of signatures (to force a recall vote), but
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illegal, Pollitt explained. But the court
said students with lower qualifications
and special talents could be admitted to
enrich the student body.
The case has a good chance of being
dismissed, Pollitt said. If the judge does
not dismiss it, it will go to trial and Hall
will have to prove that his claims are
true and violate the 14th Amendment.
Tom Ziko, assistant state attorney
general, told The Daily Tar Heel he did
one else's tax. All it says is that you
won't vote on any fee that doesn't af
fect your group and we all vote on
issues we pay for together.
"It provides a useful distinction be
tween government fees we all pay for
and those required for an individual
Buchenau said the only argument
over the referendum was that some
people were afraid that giving under
graduates and graduates the right to tax
that we get enough signatures to make
people think about it."
Beall said he would ask for an inves
tigation into the management of the
He argued that the newspaper often
refused to print letters differing from
editorial board opinions. He cited a
letter from an associate physical educa
tion professor criticizing the Student
Recreation Center as an instance of
"It would have provided balanced
coverage, but she (Kebschull) refused
(to print it). She absolutely refused."
Beall declined to provide other ex
amples. Kebschull said the paper routinely
printed about half of the letters it re
ceived, and that timeliness, length and
clarity were the only considerations. "It
doesn't matter whether they express an
opinion that agrees with ours."
Beall also said that Kebschull had
ordered reporters not to interview Stu
dent Congress. Speaker Gene Davis,
cutting off an important source of in
Kebschull said she felt that reporters
had become too reliant on quoting Davis
and had requested that they find addi
tional sources. She said that there was
no ban on interviews with Davis, and
that reporters were only prohibited from '
interviewing other DTH staff mem
bers. The newspaper, Beall said, has at
tempted to restrict discussion of issues
in Student Congress as well. He said a
recent editorial critical of cpngress for
debating a pro-choice resolution, which
he sponsored, was "an attempt to limit
freedom of speech, which is ironic
coming from so-called journalists."
Kebschull said the issue at stake was
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noon. Safrit was working on an assignment for
his drawing class.
not think the plaintiff could win, even if
his claim were true. This is why UNC is
motioning to dismiss the case. More is
involved in the admissions process than
Hall considered, he said.
Joanna Carey, a junior from Tal
lahassee, Fla., said she thought it was a
good idea that the University try to
dismiss the case. "Mr. Hall is taking his
daughter's rejection personally when
there is nothing personal about the
themselves would give them influence
or make them more powerful. The aim
of the proposal is not to divide Student
Congress, he said, and the referendum
will not convince either party that they
are given more power.
"Some points might have to go sepa
Voting hours Tuesday will be from
1 0 a.m. to 7 p.m., and a student needs a
student ID to vote, Smith said. Election
results will be posted Tuesday evening.
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