Skip to Content
North Carolina Newspapers

The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, October 04, 1989, Page 1, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

V lad &f It High in upper 60s Low in upper 30s Wednesday: Sunny High around 70 DTH all-staff meeting 4 p.m., 21 1-212 Union Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 97, Issue 63 Wednesday, October 4, 1989 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 eagye Dim ay By MYRON B. PITTS Staff Writer Teague Residence Hall was vandal ized over Homecoming weekend, and its residents may have to pay for the damage, said Sara Zeller, third floor Teague senator. 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 slashed. 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 shattered. 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 UmiDveirsnty takes By TERRI CANADAY Staff Writer UNC is filing a motion to dismiss the suit filed against it July 20 by a Winston-Salem man whose daughter was denied admission. 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 ectiom E By MARCIE BAILEY Staff Writer 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 Staff Writer A member of Student Congress seek- ing a recall vote on Daily Tar Heel .in.. jiiiijp iwiiup j i y ,ii mil ii im J nl jjiiim ii in X-' S Ss , it .. ' ' if ' . . t iff f , ... Wf 4A ff V 'A Smashing game Andrew Sapp, a freshman from Raleigh, takes advantage of blue skies and warm weather to res face clhair 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 future happenings." 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 include non-residents. "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 payment. "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 Union. 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 ': mm yv v ? $ ' J i J Xt X . I BMinnnwiWMfciijjMW !if&SMi mr n J n demit ge 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, Southerland said. 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, Southerland said. 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 courtyard. 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." steps to 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, away. 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 Constitution. Beall said that he was inspired by Student Congress Speaker Gene Davis to propose the referendum and that the instances of "he" showed "subliminal sexism". board, of creating controversy to raise circulation and of having a poor record in hiring minorities, Jeffrey Beall (Dist. 7), who began DTHEvan Eila play tennis on the Cobb Courts Tuesday afternoon. ''WWAM'.-. WW""" prnillk, J, ;::v.;..v:;:o:v.v.v.:.:....,'. .... III r Searching for inspiration Bryan Safrit, a senior from Pfafftown, sketches Silent Sam in McCorkle Place Tuesday after- dlismDSS 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 scores." 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 editorial board's; displayed insensitivity to students in running a Playboy magazine adver tising insert; 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 are members, "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 action. "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 -f w r-ir :f v sCTTf', &8fc " i"t - 1 H rii'tfaaiannaoflflginfmi adraissiops smut 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 group." 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 DTH. 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 censorship. "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 formation. - 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 See RECALL, page 4 ill ' J I 4iE -ri i : " ' 1 DTHEvan Eile 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 admissions process." 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 rate ways." 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. Jeffrey Beall nside r ''K J; Late night on Franklin Focus on what the night owls are up to..... 5 Shining bright Soccer star Shannon Higgins best in the world 6 City and state ....3 Arts 4 Focus ..........5 Sports. :.6 Classifieds 8 Comics 9 r 1 1 .'. 11111 , So much to do, so much to be. - Winnie the Pooh

North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.

Digital North Carolina