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Volume 97, Issue 80
Tuesday, October 31, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Jerry Jones on the tower
Students called on to
By WILL SPEARS
Assistant University Editor
The fight against the construction of
a Student Recreation Center (SRC) in
Fetzer Gymnasium courtyard is now in
the hands of students, said John Silva,
associate professor in the physical
education department and an opponent
of the SRC.
"I've done everything I can do as a
professor as far as pointing out its prob
lems. I truly believed there was a need
for someone to voice some concerns.
I'll continue to try and work with the
administration and the BOT."
The Board of Trustees (BOT) ap
proved Friday the proposed site of the
SRC, despite protests from Silva and
other members of the physical educa
tion department, but some BOT mem
bers said they were skeptical of the
need for the SRC and its proposed site,
"It's not a dead issue with some of
them (BOT members)."
Students voted in February to raise
student fees to construct and finance
the SRC, which would house weight
lifting, aerobics and other facilities for
students. It will be independent of the
physical education department.
Clothing color discrimination
prompts boycott 3
They do It Southern style
Band influenced by intrigue
of Southern culture ,4
(Not) seeing red
Dave Glenn questions
Burnett's playing time 5
State and national 2
City and campus 3
Arts and features 4
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If your doorbell
By JOEY HILL
UNC senior Jerry Jones spent more
than six hours about halfway up the
radio tower at WCHL Monday to
protest the CIA's student recruitment
After Jones came down about 6:25
p.m., Chapel Hill police arrested him
and charged him with trespassing
and damage to real property.
Chris Cary, WCHL news direc
tor, said Jones, a member of the CIA
Action Committee (CIAAC), began
climbing the tower about 1 1 :45 a.m.
Jones hung a banner reading "CIA
Off Campus" on the tower.
Dale McKinley, a CIAAC mem
ber, said this protest was the first the
CIAAC would stage before the CIA
comes to UNC Nov. 6. "Jerry and
other members of the group felt a
symbolic protest would be appropri
ate to raise awareness about the CIA."
According to Cary, Jones chose
the radio tower as the site for his
protest because it is highly visible.
He made no demands, but he refused
to come off the tower when asked,
First-degree trespassing carries a
maximum prison sentence of two
years, and the penalty for damage to
property depends on the amount of
damage done, said Chapel Hill Po
lice Officer Robert Bosworth. Jones
may also face federal charges,
"For him (Jones), it's a conscious
act of civil disobedience because he
knows he'll be arrested when he
comes down," McKinley said while
Jones was still on the tower.
"Our major point is that the CIA
has and continues to break U.S. and
international law," McKinley said.
"It should not be given the privilege
to recruit on campus to forward its
The University does not allow
other organizations involved in ille
gal activities to recruit oh campus, he
said. "It's not a very radical thing for
us to point this out, to make a govern
ment agency accountable for its ac
tions. "It's not particularly safe for Jerry
to be up there, and it's not safe for
people as long as the CIA is rampag-
See JONES, page 2
Carolina Athletic Association Presi
dent Lisa Frye said the BOT seemed to
support the SRC. "They were very open
to hearing both sides of the story. Some
of them went.and looked at the site and
thought it would be a good one."
Silva said he opposed the construc
tion of the SRC because there was no
need for the facility. Adequate aerobic
and weightlifting facilities already exist
in Woollen and Fetzer gymnasiums,
but students need better access to them,
"We do have the space (for students
to work out), but it isn't being managed
properly in a way that serves the
student body. Before we encumber $5
million (the approximate cost of the
. SRC) to the SRC, we owe it to the
students to look at our existing facili
ties and if they're being used in a manner
to benefit students."
The second floor of the proposed
SRC is a wellness center, where stu
dents and faculty could get exercise
and dietary information, Silva said. The
present Wellness Center in Woollen
Gymnasium is used primarily by fac
ulty members, Silva said.
"The wellness center is a great idea.
But should students be funding it? I
don't think students understand that the
whole second floor will be devoted to
the wellness center."
Downtown meal card use not feasible
By TOM PARKS
The director of Carolina Dining
Services said Monday a proposed plan
to allow students to use their meal cards
at downtown Chapel Hill and Carrboro
restaurants is not viable this year but
could be in the future.
"It's an idea that should be looked
again in a year or two," Director Chris
But Student Congress Rep. Mark
Bibbs (Dist. 12), a sponsor of the plan,
said while Carolina Dining Services
has tabled the idea, it may be imple
mented either through the University
or through some other means.
There are no definite plans for an
rings and nobody's there, that was no Martian
By BILL TAGGART
The storm of controversy surround
ing UNC-system President CD. Span
gler has intensified lately, and at least
two Board of Governors (BOG) mem
bers have said they think Spangler
"As far as I'm concerned, it would
be beneficial for the system if he did
resign," board member and former
system president William Johnson said
in a telephone interview Monday. "I
think, at least in my own mind, that he
doesn't understand how a public insti
And board member Walter Davis
told The (Raleigh) News and Observer
recently that Spangler didn't have "the
leadership or dedication to continue as
president of the university system."
The latest criticism has surrounded '
Spangler' s handling of the report from
the Poole Commission, which investi
gated the N.C. State University basket
ball program. Spangler and Samuel
Poole, BOG vice chairman, withheld
the' details of the findings from the
public and from other BOG members.
Efforts to reach Spangler for com
UNC earns N0
By KENNY MONTEITH
UNC is the nation's top public col
lege, according to a new book ranking
colleges and universities on various
The book, "Insider's Guide to the
Top 25 Colleges," ranks schools on the
basis of the percentage accepted at a
university and those who enroll, SAT
scores, and a president's ranking used
by U.S. News and World Report.
UNC ranks 12th in the overall rat
ings, but it is first among public schools,
followed by the University of Virginia
( 1 6th), the College of William and Mary
(19th), and the University of California
at Berkeley (22nd).
Chancellor Paul Hardin said he felt
"really good" about the ranking. He
said one thing he liked about the rank
ing was the addition of the number of
schools' applications, acceptances and
enrollments. He said including these
made the rankings less subjective.
"Another thing that I liked was the
quotes from the students," Hardin said.
"It makes you feel good about the
education at UNC."
Ronald Hyatt, a professor in the
physical education department, said he
supported the construction of the SRC,
but not its proposed site. "I'm very
supportive to the building of the SRC.
I would always wish the students well."
South Campus may be a better loca
tion for the SRC, Hyatt said. The Fetzer
courtyard site is more convenient to
North Campus residents, Hyatt said.
'Those who say it (the proposed
site) is centrally located obviously
haven't walked it out."
Hyatt said he would like more re
search done into alternate sites for the
SRC. "You've got to consider: Is it a
feasible site? The builders and planners
seem to think so. I would like to see
more extensive research done as to
alternate sites. Their research was not
extensive in scope and was shallow in
The CAA may not have students'
best interests in mind and has sup
pressed information to students about
the SRC, Silva said. "I assumed they
represented the students and had their
best wishes in mind. But I think the
CAA represents itself."
Frye said the CAA was a student
organization and was supporting stu
See SRC, page 4
alternative to Marriott running the sys
tem, Bibbs said.
"In essence Marriott has said no. But
the idea is by no means dead."
Marriott was given the first opportu
nity to take up the plan, and now that
they have turned it down for the time
being, he would like to explore other
Derby said he was approached by
Bibbs and Mark Shelburne, the two co
chairmen of Student Congress' meal
card subcommittee, and told them the
idea was not feasible.
The idea was prompted by the suc
cess of Domino's Pizza accepting pay
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ment were unsuccessful Monday.
Johnson said in a telephone inter
view Monday that the BOG had never
been given a complete briefing of the
"We've been kept in the dark,"
Johnson said. "And in the end we've
had to depend on the news media for
what we know."
But other board members have ex
pressed support for Spangler.
"It seems to me like it's been a
minority (criticizing Spangler)," said
BOG member Charles Flack. "I think
they could be more effective if they
talked to him privately.
"I support both President Spangler
as well as the presidency. I couldn't
support him unless I think he's doing a
When asked if Spangler should
consider resigning, Flack answered,
"No. Absolutely not."
Board member Wayne Corpening
said Spangler received the support of
all but a few BOG members. "There are
one or two dissatisfied members, but I
think he's done about as good a job as
Flack agreed on the amount of board
"Each person, in some way, helps mold
Insider's Guide to the Top 25 Colleges
The book said UNC was often called
"the public Ivy of the South. Because of
the high standards and the relatively
low cost for North Carolina residents,
UNC has an atmosphere of academic
rigor mingled with an unpretentious,
Carolina experience "connects
people," the book said. "Each person,
in some, way, helps mold the school."
Although UNC fared well in most of
the categories, the University ranks last
among the 25 schools in Scholastic
Aptitude Test scores. The average score
at UNC, according to the book, is 1 1 0 1 .
California State Polytechnic College
ranks first with 1420.
Hardin said "despite the low rating
on SAT scores, we finished strong due
to the other factors' (acceptances and
those who enrolled)."
UNC finished second in the number
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Stroke and glide
David Singband, a graduate student in journal- Indoor Pool Monday afternoon while the rain fell
ism, relaxes by swimming laps in Bowman Gray outdoors.
ment by meal cards, Derby said.
Carolina Dining Services receives
15 percent of the money taken in by
Domino's from the meal card program,
Derby said. Since January, Domino's
has done about $240,000 worth of meal
But he said, even though the Marriott-Domino's
relationship has been
successful, it has eroded Marriott's
profitability by taking money off cam
pus. The money that goes to Domino's
is not paying for the day to day ex
penses of the dining services.
"We need to keep as many food
dollars on campus as possible," Derby
support for the president. "I've seen no
reason to believe it is not just over
whelming." Other criticism has come over
Spangler' s relationship with the mem
ber institutions, specifically UNC-CH,
and his slow transition from a business
to an academic environment.
In his Oct. 13 speech to the BOG,
Spangler answered the proposals of
UNC-CH Chancellor Paul Hardin for
possible changes in the system. The
comments of the president did not
support many of Hardin's suggestions.
Johnson said the proposals should
have been considered by the whole
BOG, not only by Spangler.
Changing from the business world
to an academic setting is difficult, but
Davis said he supported Spangler for
the job because he believed Spangler
could make the adjustment.
"He hasn't adjusted adequately from
the business world to the academic
world. I haven't seen much change, and
I got discouraged about it."
One problem with the appraisal of
Spangler is the comparison that is in
evitably made between Spangler and
the last system president, William Fri-
of people who enrolled after they were
accepted into the University, 19th in
the number of acceptances from appli
cations, and 13th in' the president's
rankings from U.S. News' 1987 rat
ings. The book, edited by Tom Fischgrund,
has chapters on each school written by
recent graduates. Each chapter discusses
the school's academics, extracurricu
lar activities, social life, financial aid
and admissions information.
According to Fischgrund, recent
graduate Joan Clifford wrote the chap
ter on UNC. "I wanted to personalize
this guide," Fischgrund said. "I felt
what was missing from an insider's
guide was what it was like to go to the
"It's not so much about ratings, but
more as a profile of what it's like to go
to the school."
B ibbs said Marriott has lost $700,000
since coming to the University in 1986
and about $125,000 this year.
"They're coming closer to making a
profit," Bibbs said.
The meal card plan would have been
profitable for the dining services be
cause downtown restaurants would be
willing to put up money to make more
money with the meal cards, Bibbs said.
The proposed plan would increase
the quality and variety of food avail
able to students for their meal card
dollars and decrease the cost of meal
card food at the same time.
"The students, as consumers, should
have the choice where to spend their
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day, supporters say.
"It's very tough to follow a much
beloved and endeared president, as
President Friday was," Flack said. "It is
understandable that they compare the
two, but it's not a fair comparison."
Fischgrund, who has also edited "The
Insider's Guide to the Top 10 Business
Schools," said that many of the feelings
linked to UNC were also the feelings at
schools such as UVa.
'There's a great deal of diversity
from the different schools. A major
theme throughout seemed to be the
huge amount of resources available,
and also that it (the university) isn't as
big as one would think."
Many students are proud to hear of
UNC's recent accolade. Freshman April
Baggarly of Charlotte said she felt she
was getting a better education. "It makes
you realize that you are getting a qual
On the other hand, Lori Williams, a
junior from Whiteville, has never ques
tioned the quality of Carolina's educa
tion. "I'm not the least bit surprised. It's
the best college for the money."
Harvard University ranks first, fol
lowed by Stanford, Yale, and Princeton
universities, and Dartmouth College.
N.C. schools also in the rankings in
clude Duke University, 7th, and
Davidson College, 18th.
food dollars," Bibbs said. 'These are
our (the subcommittee's) goals and
however we can achieve them is how
Bibbs said he and the meal card
subcommittee were still committed to
pushing the idea with the University.
"By whatever means necessary is
how we are going to do this."
Students do not owe their business to
Marriott, Bibbs said, but on campus
students still have to put $100 on their
"We have to put the money there,
and Marriott is going to get it. We have
a medium quality food service without
variety at a high cost."
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