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Volume 97, Issue 69
Friday, October 13, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Hairdip looks to UmiDveirsDtty's tfytare
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Hooorcoyoi 'issues D i dtd Gced to Sftydeimtt Comieiress
Delay in confirmation of court appointments
may invalidate cases heard during summer
By JASON KELLY
Cases heard by the Undergraduate
Court during the summer sessions and
through Tuesday may be invalid be
cause Student Congress had not offi
cially confirmed the members through
legislation until Wednesday, accord
ing to some members of Student Con
gress. Wednesday night the congress con
firmed all of the appointed honor court
members, but the bill must still be signed
by Student Body President Brien Le
wis and Student Congress Speaker Gene
Davis. Davis said he expected the bill
to be signed by Tuesday at the latest.
. Mark Bibbs, chairman of the Stu
dent Congress Rules and Judiciary
Committee, said he may introduce a
bill that would retroactively confirm
Residents aim for
sf rone -noise roles
By JENNIFER DICKENS
- The Pritchard and Church Street
Residents Group re-introduced the idea
of amending the town's noise ordi
nance at the Chapel Hill Town Council
meeting Tuesday because of noise
caused by UNC student parties.
The group recommends that the town
council change the noise tolerance level
from 75 decibels (dB) to 50 dB, ban the
issuing of noise permits and require
bands to stop playing by 9 p.m.
If the council cannot do this, the
group asks that anyone having a party
obtain a signed release from all neigh
bors within 300 yards of the party site
and stop band activity by 9 p.m. The
recommendation also asks for more
Order of the court
.Supreme Court delays certifi
Hcation of student vote 3
"Coptic Orthodox pope to con
duct services in Raleigh ....3
Carnivor Preservation Trust
strives to halt extinction 4
Celebration focuses on inno
vative N.C. artist 4
City and campus 3
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Earl Phillips Jr. , left, and Chancellor Paul Hardin at University Day
honor court members. Bibbs' legisla
tion would make the honor court
members officially confirmed as soon
as they were certified. This legislation
would eliminate any possibility of
appeals on cases from the summer
"This is a one-case scenario to re
solve the issue now," Bibbs said. "In
the future I expect congress to confirm
the honor court appointments in the
spring, but that's up to the next con
gress." The Instrument of Student Judicial
Governance states that the student body
president must approve summer honor
court members and Student Congress
must confirm them by the end of the
spring semester; their term begins the
day after the spring semester ends.
Davis said that for the past few years,
police control over post-party activity
and the issuing of fines to those disturb
ing the peace.
Kevin Squires, who lives at 211
Pritchard Ave. and wrote the recom
mendation letter, said he felt the group's
intentions were taken out of context at
"We are not against students. It is
merely asking to be allowed to live in a
normal residential environment."
Squires added that the council had
one month to implement the group's
recommendations, otherwise the group
may file a civil action suit.
The group petitioned the council with
no forewarning, said Bill Hildebolt, the
student government liaison. "No one
expected it to happen."
The residents of Pritchard Avenue
have had noise complaints particularly
about one fraternity house in the area.
This house has been said to have
parties lasting past 3 a.m. Other houses
in the area obey the existing noise ordi
nance. Strengthening the law will have no
effect on those who violate the laws,
Hildebolt said. If the house does not
obey the ordinance now, it probably
won't obey an amended ordinance.
Hildebolt said he felt dialogue at
tempting to obtain mutual understand
ing and respect between the student
residents and the other residents would
be more appropriate.
Dietrich Schroeer, a professor of
physics, said ordinary conversation
could be measured at about 65 dB from
50 centimeters and a busy Street at
about 70 dB.
The intensity of sound changes by a
factor of 10, Schroeer said. Sound
measured at 70 dB is 100 times louder
than sound at 50 dB.
The town council will discuss the
recommendation in a regular meeting
on Oct. 23.
The road to ignorance
honor court members had not been
confirmed until the fall, but the incon
sistency had never been realized until
Lewis said it was his responsibility
to present the honor court members to
congress. "The bottom-line responsi
bility is mine, and I blew it. But I would
not want the integrity of the honor
system to be called into question for my
failures. So I'm going to do everything
I can to resolve this issue."
Davis said Student Congress must
approve honor court members, and
according to the instrument, there will
be no honor court members until the
legislation approving the members is
"The honor court members who
See COURT, page 2
By GABRIELE JONES
The Animal Protection Society
(APS) of Orange County could have
made a lot of fuzzy, feathered and
furry friends if the Orange County
Board of Adjustment hadn't thrown
a monkey wrench into its plans.
APS Executive Director Pat San
ford said the Orange County Board
of Adjustment turned down the
society's request Sept. 11 for a spe
cial use permit to build an animal
sanctuary site because residents
complained about the proposed site
and because of a misunderstanding
about the site's septic system.
The APS, which has hired a law
yer, is working on an appeal for the
special use permit because it feels the
permit was unfairly denied, Sanford
said. A judge in the Orange County
Superior Court will evaluate the evi
dence. A court date has not been set.
The APS plans called for a sanctu
ary site and an animal adoption site
on 20 acres of land on Nicks Road,
off N.C. Highway 54 west near
Mebane Oaks Road. The sanctuary
site would house stray animals from
the Orange County Animal Shelter.
The shelter is overcrowded, and
strays are usually kept for five work
ing days before being destroyed,
Sanford said. The adoption center
might give those animals 30 extra
To start building, the APS needed
the permit from Orange County for
the kennels. County commissioners
require certain regulations in the
zoning ordinance, and the APS had
to submit documents proving it satis
fied these regulations.
Sanford said the Planning Depart
ment recommended granting the
permit and felt as though all require
ments had been met. Regulations
included adequate sewage and solid
waste disposal, provisions for fire
protection, and appropriate noise and
security conditions. 1
is paved with good editions.
By SARAH CAGLE
On a day that commemorates the
University's past, Chancellor Paul
Hardin outlined his vision of the
Thursday's ceremony marked the
196th birthday of the laying of the
cornerstone of Old East, the nation's
oldest state university building. This
year's University Day was also the first
anniversary of Hardin's installation as
In his speech Hardin did not point
out specific challenges, but instead
emphasized the importance of both
research and teaching, as well as the
recruitment of good faculty to
strengthen the University.
"We talk often and properly about
problems and challenges. We talk less
often about why we face our problems
and challenges so willingly."
UNC is at the forefront in academic
research in this country, Hardin said.
"Not every university sponsors research
on any considerable scale.
"We are rightly fond of pointing to
the advantages to undergraduate, pro
fessional and graduate students of being
taught by the very scholars who ad
vance knowledge through original re
search." But UNC is more than a research
institution, Hardin said. "We risk mis
leading when we so describe ourselves.
Representative resigns after honor court post
criticized as potential conflict of interests
By AMY WAJDA
Assistant University Editor
Rep. Bill Stallings (Dist. 15) resigned
from Student Congress Thursday after
controversy over his Undergraduate
Court membership arose at
Wednesday's congress meeting.
Stallings' name was on a list of honor
court appointees to be confirmed by the
Rep. Jeffrey Beall (Dist. 7) proposed
an amendment to remove Stallings'
name from the list. The amendment
was defeated, and the resolution passed
by a vote of 9-to-5 with four absten
tions. Stallings left during the vote on
the resolution, announcing his resigna
tion from the congress.
Student Congress Speaker Gene
Davis said he would reluctantly accept
Stallings' resignation. "I don't want to
sanctoairy site, rejected
But residents voicing their opinions
against the shelter were able to sway
the board not to approve the permit.
People who spoke against the site
were upset because Paul Thames, the
county engineer, wrote a letter recom
mending approval for the APS, in which
he said he was unfamiliar with the
particular system for sewage.
Bill Bunch, chairman of the board,
asked licensed engineer Craig Morgan,
who is handling the design for the site
plan's sewage, how the county engi
neer could approve a system unfamiliar
"What the county engineer is saying
is like a doctor that is not specialized in
a particular area," Morgan said. "This
is a system specifically set up for ani
mal treatment waste in this area."
Other residents spoke out against the
site because of its location. Mary Lou
ise Morrow Gaines said the kennel was
neither wanted nor needed in the neigh
borhood. She said she and other neigh
bors hated the idea and thought the
smell and noise would be extreme.
Members of the board refused com
ment. Don Ingraham, APS president, said
that the facility's purpose was to serve
the community and. that the APS had
tried to meet and exceed the standards
to do this in a proper fashion. He said
the APS was a private, non-profit en
tity, whose primary focus was animal
'The combination of the wildlife
rehabilitation and the development of
the site in a parklike setting is a unique
idea, one that the APS hopes would be
very beneficial to the county and would
perhaps be of interest to other parts of
the country," Ingraham said.
The site would have a training and
boarding kennel open to the public.
Sanford said it would be a top-of-the-line
For feathered friends the site would
provide a Raptor Center for injured
hawks, eagles and owls, Sanford said.
The APS would treat the birds, teach
"Let us strive as our predecessors did
to make this institution even stronger
for those who will come after us"
We are what I would somewhat auda
ciously call a complete university."
Recruiting outstanding faculty
should be a top priority, the chancellor
said. "Let us work affirmatively at
replacing ourselves with a fair share of
the brightest and best and most idealis
tic of the oncoming generation. And
students, every one of you consider a
Hardin said he was committed to
improving public education at all lev
els. He called for all members of the
UNC system to work together to de
velop programs for North Carolina
public schools for this purpose.
The University also has an obliga
tion to promote and uphold high ethics
and values, rejecting some traditions
but embracing others, Hardin said.
"But let us not wait for others to
point out that our state and our Univer
sity have not always exhibited the
noblest values of humankind. Part of
our own tradition is the legal exclusion
accept this, but I'm going to have to."
Stallings said he resigned to ensure
the confirmation of the court. "First
and foremost in my mind was the ap
proval of the court. I was prepared to do
whatever I had to do to make sure it
Beall said the potential conflict of
interest in Stallings' two positions
prompted him to propose the amend
ment. "A person shouldn't be on the
honor court and in Student Congress at
the same time. It's a conflict."
A conflict in congress bylaws also
motivated Beall. "I proposed an amend
ment to strike his name from the reso
lution on grounds that it would be ille
gal for him to be in Student Congress
and in honor court at the same time. If
we passed the resolution with his name
on it, it would be an illegal act of
Janelle Peccie cuddles beagle
them how to fly and release them in an
Smaller birds such as finches, cardi
nals and hummingbirds would be taken
to the site's Wildlife Reservation and
Rehabilitation Center for injured and
orphaned songbirds and mammals.
"A lot of the wildlife is now being
lost in this area," Sanford said. "If a
bird is hit by a car, it would be almost
impossible to save it with the present
For the occasional stray cow or horse,
a large-animal holding area with two
stalls and a corral would be available to
Chancellor Paul Hardin
of women and blacks from all of the
educational services of this university,
and let us not forget that our own General
Assembly outrageously interfered with
freedom of speech on this campus in
Hardin concluded: "Let us strive as
our predecessors did to make this insti
tution even stronger for those who will
come after us. Let us call upon tradition
wisely as we form our vision of a better
Another portion of the University
Day celebration honored five UNC
alumni. The following received Distin
guished Alumni awards: Franklin
Taylor Branch, 1968, author; Anne
Coffin Hanson, 1951, an art history
professor at Yale; Alexander Julian,
1969, a clothing designer and Chapel
Hill native; Jonathan Yardley, 1961, a
Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and
book critic; and Warren Winkelstein,
1943, world-renowned epidemiologist.
Student Congress," Beall said Thurs
day. The congress had amended Title Six
of the Student Government Code last
spring, allowing for the election of
Student Congress members who are
not officers to hold non-officer posi
tions in the judicial branch. But the bill
failed to amend Title Two of the code,
which prohibits congress members from
serving as senior members of the stu
dent body president's staff or holding
judicial branch positions.
Davis said the conflict in the code
could have been resolved after the honor
court vote. "The intention of the 70th
Congress was to allow individuals to
serve in both capacities. I thought that
we could pass it and then go back and
See STALLINGS, page 2
puppies up for adoption Oct. 18
house an animal until the owner could
pick it up.
Sanford said someone would be
able to watch the animals at all times
because the plans include a security
house and a manager's apartment.
The sanctuary site will be a par
klike atmosphere and is being devel
oped on the highest standards by a
top architect, Sanford said.
"It will be a model facility that
other areas can draw on for develop
ment ideas for service functions for
See SHELTER, page 2