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The Daily Tar HeelFriday, November 17, 19893
Campus and City
Grievance hearing to resume
University Police Officer Keith
Edwards' administrative grievance
hearing against the UNC police
department will resume the week of
Dec. 4, Edwards said Thursday.
The delay in the Step 4 hearing, in
which Edwards has charged the
University with racism and unfair
hiring practices, is the result of sched
uling conflicts, she said. Judge De
lores Nesmow does not have an entire
week free until Dec. 4, and Edwards
said she would prefer to have an
entire week for the hearing rather
than divide it among several days.
The University continued to offer
Edwards an out-of-court settlement,
she said. "They still have it in the
air," she said. "As far as I'm con
cerned, I have to go on. It's too
District 15 election held
Elizabeth Ashleigh Clark, a
sophomore from Fayetteville, re
ceived 18 of 23 votes cast in the
rfov. 15 election to fill the vacant
spot in Student Congress's 15th
Clark will not be declared the
winner until the Elections Board
validates the votes Monday night,
said David Smith, board chairman.
The election became necessary
when former Dist. 15 Rep. Bill
Stallings resigned last month.
Financial aid workshop slated
An admissions and financial aid
workshop will be held Saturday at
10 a.m. in the Wilson Library As
Alumni and friends with children
who may be interested in attending
the University are invited to attend
the workshop, which is sponsored
by the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions, the Office of Scholar
ships and Student Aid and the Gen
eral Alumni Association.
For more information, call the
Alumni Association at 962-1208.
Have your hearing checked
Delta Zeta sorority will offer free
hearing screening Nov. 20-21 from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in rooms 211-212
of the Student Union.
The sorority is offering the serv
ice in cooperation with the Division
of Speech and Hearing Sciences,
Department of Medical All ied Health
Professions and School of Medi
Conference to discuss research
The Program in Digestive Dis
eases and Nutrition, part of the Core
Center in Diarrheal Diseases, will
hold a conference on epidemiologic
research Nov. 17.
The event, which is open to the
"public, will be held in G-7 Burnett
Womack from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Speakers and topics scheduled for
the conference include Dr. David
Weber, departments of medicine and
epidemiology, "Risk Factors Asso
ciated With Shellfish Ingestion"; Dr.
Knsten Weigle, departments of epi
demiology and pediatrics, "Control
of Diarrheal Diseases in Child Day
Care Centers"; Dr. James Thomas,
Department of Epidemiology,
"Prevalence vs. Incidence: Who
Cares"; and Dr. Robert Sandler,
Department of Medicine, "Epidemi
ologic Studies of Inflammatory
Lecture focus on political change
' Uwe-JensHeuer, a professor from
East Germany, will discuss "Marx
iSm, Democracy and Politica
Change in the GDR" Tuesday at
3:30 in Toy Lounge of Dey Hall.
The free lecture is co-sponsored
by the Department of Political Sci
ence and the Office of Internationa!
, Former health professor dies
Dr. John Joseph Wright, public
health pioneer at UNC's School o
'Public Health, died Nov. 13 at his
home after an extended illness. He
Wright joined the public health
school's faculty in 1940 as a re
search professor of epidemiology
He served as professor and chair
man of the Department of Public
Health Administration from 1942 to
1962, director of continuing educa
tion from 1962 to 1971 and acting
dean of the School of Public Health
Wright was one of the founders o
the American College of Preventive
Medicine, and his work with the
College helped it emerge as an or
ganization for certifying public
health physicians. He served as presi
dent and secretary-treasurer of the
College and was recognized in 1984
with a special commendation.
By MARCIE BAILEY
Pornography is based on the pre
sumed inequality of women and men,
and it legitimizes acts of violence against
women, two members of Pornography
Awareness said Thursday night.
Elizabeth Goode, a biological re
searcher and co-founder of Pornogra
phy Awareness, and Melinda Vadis, a
feminist philosopher, presented the
harmful effects of pornography with a
slide show and discussion. The presen
tation was part of Human Rights Week
'89 and was sponsored by the Women's
Forum of the Campus Y.
The presentation explored the femi
nist view of pornography, not the ob
scenity viewpoint, showing pornogra
phy as the active subordination of
By ROBERT BROWN
Students, faculty and staff members
who park in lots near the Smith Center
will again be required to move their
vehicles before all home basketball
games, administrators said Thursday.
"(The lots) are reserved for specific
groups...and have been for about the
last ten years," said LaBron Reid, spe
cial event coordinator for the Depart
ment of Transportation and Parking
The transportation department's
parking plan also attempts to alleviate
traffic tie-ups by encouraging specta
tors to park in public pay lots and Park
Grad student Kimberly Russell applies roofing cement to her 'See
Saw sculpture, then burns it to give it a musty finish.
By GLENN O'NEAL
The cause of a chemical leak at a
low-level waste site at Duke University
has not yet been determined, said David
Roberson, executive director of Duke
The chemical paradioxane was dis
covered in the ground water at the site
this past summer, he said. No human
illnesses have been detected as a result
of the leak.
Doug Rader, senior scientist for the
Environmental Defense Fund, said
paradioxane has been identified by the
Environmental Protection Agency as a
known animal carcinogen and a pos
sible human carcinogen. The chemical
is also identified as a genotoxic mate
rial, which causes tumors to be formed
by action between human genes and the
Rimer wins council recount
From staff reports
Thursday morning's recount in the
Chapel Hill Town Council election
shows Alan Rimer, new council
member, retaining his seat over coun
cil member David Pasquini. .
Pasquini filed an appeal for a re
count of the votes after losing the final
seat by only nine votes. The total of
votes following Tuesday night's elec
tion showed Rimer with 2,400 votes to
women. Pornography from this view is
said to remove the human qualities of
women and to devalue them.
Goode said pornography implies
crimes against the bodies of women for
sexual pleasure and profit.
The slide show presented several
forms of pornography, including bond
age, battery and rape, where women
were seen enjoying pain inflicted on
them by men. Instances of child por
nography, abuse of pregnant women
and racial and self-inflicted abuse gave
messages of women and children being
plan eases basketball traffic tie-ups
and Ride lots, said Randy Young,
marketing manager for the transporta
tion and parking department.
Those who park in the F lots at the
Smith Center, the Ramshead lot at
Kenan Stadium and the Morrison lot at
the Security Services Building must
clear the lot by 5:30 p.m. for weekday
games and three hours before tip-off
for weekend games, Reid said.
Alternate lots are available for those
who are unable to relocate their ve
hicles, Reid said. The transportation
department asks those who need a
temporary permit to contact the office
before the day of the game.
Parking for basketball games has
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chemical, he said.
The university has hired a consult
ing engineering firm and has asked
state officials to study the site and to
find the best approach to handle the
problem, he said. The state has tested
the drinking water at eight residences
near the site and has found no dioxane,
The site was installed during the
1960s in concurrence with federal re
quests on handling the waste from re
searching and teaching. Most universi
ties that conducted research in the 1 960s
have a waste site, Roberson said.
Donald Willhoit, director of the UNC
Health and Safety Office, said there are
two low-level radioactive sites and one
chemical waste site near the UNC
One radioactive site is near the air
Pasquini s 2,391 votes.
Bobbie Strickland, supervisor of
Orange County Board of Elections,
said Pasquini picked up four votes in
the recount, while Rimer lost two.
The official tabulation after the re
count gave Rimer 2,398 votes and
Pasquini 2,395 votes.
New town council members will
. be sworn in Dec. 4.
sexual toys who invited and enjoyed
the abuse, said Goode.
Several magazines showing women
in chains and ropes accentuate brutali
zation, showing them as obedient slaves
to the sexual pleasure of men, she said.
Pornography is a $10 billion busi
ness read by millions of people, Goode
said. Statistics say that Playboy and
Penthouse magazines outsell Time and
Newsweek, and that North Carolina
has the highest number of pornography
outlets per capita in the United States.
Some of the statistics implicitly
connect sexual crimes and violence to
the use of pornography. Eight out of 10
people who buy child pornography
abuse children, and more than one
million children are annually exploited
in pornography or prostitution. FBI
run smoothly since this plan was imple
mented after the Smith Center's open
ing three years ago, Reid said.
Young said he agreed that the park
ing for basketball games went well and
looks for it to continue to do so.
"I foresee everything running
smoothly, just as it did last year," he
Because parking went so well last
year, this year's modified parking
conditions are nearly identical to those
that were in effect last year, Reid said.
The only change is the addition of one
pay parking lot, he said.
The additional public pay lot is lo
New service group
By STACEY KAPLAN
Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) soror
ity will enter the ranks of UNC service
organizations when it holds its charter
ceremony Monday at 8 p.m in the Stu
About 30 students, male and female,
are expected to become charter mem
bers, said Emily Harrington, appointed
president of ESA by the regional
members. An unlimited number of
members can join, she said.
"We can't be too big," she said. 'The
more people, the more we can do."
ESA, which translated from Greek
means "Pursuit of Learning," is an inter
national service organization and a
nationally recognized sorority with
more than 1,200 chapters worldwide.
Founded in 1929, ESA was the first
non-collegiate sorority in the United
Many projects are being planned
Report on minorities to
By JASON KELLY
A student-sponsored report compar
ing work conditions, chances for pro
motion and amount of training received
by black and white UNC staff members
will be released by the Campus Y Net
work for Minority Issues (NMI) in the
next few weeks, Co-chairwoman Shilpi
Somaya said members of her com
mittee have been interviewing staff
members untrained manual laborers
including the housekeeping staff and
the grounds-maintenance workers
to put together a report on student opin
ion of the treatment of staff. "This is not
a full-fledged research report, but a
formulation of student opinion," So
The results are now in the process of
being compiled, Somaya said, and will
not be known until after Thanksgiving
port and the other is in the Mason Farm
area. The chemical waste site is near
the Town Public Waste Facility on
University property, he said.
The airport site was used from the
1 950s to 1 963 for low-level radioactive
waste generated by teaching and re
search, Willhoit said. The Mason Farm
site was used for the same materials
from 1963 to 1970, he said. When the
Barnwell facility in South Carolina
opened in 1970, the University discon
tinued on-site disposal of radioactive
waste, he said.
The chemical waste site was used
from 1973 to 1979 but was discontin
ued when commercial facilities were
made available, he said.
The state began monitoring UNC
Friday, Nov. 17
4 p.m. Panel discussion
5:30 p.m. Migyur Samkjar
6:30 p.m. BSM Gospel Choir
studies show that eight out of 10 serial
killers studied either watched or owned
pornography before or during the crime.
Obscenity laws were discussed after
the slide presentation. "Pornographers
use obscenity laws as guideposts,"
Vadis said. "They see what they can get
away with; they (the laws) tell them
what they can do."
Goode said the N.C. obscenity law
allowed publications provided they
include something of literary value and
meet community standards.
Vadis said "the subordination of
women is the community standard."
Pornography is inconsistent with
women's full equality, ancl the inade
quate concept of freedom of speech
keeps the First and 14th Amendments
from protecting women's rights, Vadis
cated at the S-6 Glaxo lot near Colum
bia Street. It was added to help cover
expenses incurred with the building of
a new parking deck at Craige Resi
dence Hall, Reid said.
Other public pay lots are located at
the Health Affairs parking deck; in the
S-7SG lot across from the North Caro
lina Memorial Hospital; and in the Bell
Tower lot. The four public parking areas
give those without a permit a parking
place for $3 per vehicle.
Four Park and Ride lots are avail
able. Chapel Hill Transit provides a Tar
Heel Express Shuttle to take spectators
to and from the game.
which should get the UNC chapter off
to a good start, Harrington said. The
sorority plans to visit the children's
ward of the North Carolina Memorial
Hospital at Christmas, as well as do
nate money to the Make-A-Wish Foun
dation and the Duke Children's Hospi
tal, she said.
Other goals of the group are to help
the elderly by raking leaves for them
and to participate in the Adopt-a-Grand-parent
program, Harrington said.
The UNC chapter will also be in
volved with ESA's international phi
lanthropy, St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital, she said.
Kellie Knox, vice president of ESA
and a junior transfer from UNC
Wilmington, said she was glad to be
involved with the new group. "It gives
an outlet for students to help people,"
The sorority will meet once a week
and plan a variety of social events as
Somaya said the report would reflect
student especially minority opin
ion on the treatment of minority staff
members. "We have the leaders of every
minority group on the committee, and
so we hope to be representative of their
Somaya said that it was important
that students should not only be inter
ested in keeping good faculty members
with high wages and benefits, but to
extend that concern to staff members
also. "This (the report) is the start of the
acknowledgement of student opinion
in an area where it hasn't been previ
ously recognized," she said. "Faculty
members and administrators say that
the students are unconcerned, but we
The report was spurred on by the
Keith Edwards case, Somaya said.
Edwards is in the midst of a long
waste site studies
waste sites when contamination was
found at the Duke Forest site in 1978,
Willhoit said. This past year, the Uni
versity started a study of the airport site
to see the extent of the radioactive
activity. There was rio ground water
contamination and no significant activ
ity in the soil, he said.
The state suggested monitoring wells
be installed at the sites but no rationale
was given for the installation, Willhoit
said. "The amount of activity remain
ing would not prove a threat there; we
saw no need to install monitoring wells."
Chip Hughes, research director of
the Clean Water Fund, said monitoring
wells need to be dug to avoid trouble in
Waste sites at N.C. State University
Human Rights Week
Schedule of Highlights
human rights around the world;
slides from Tiananmen Square
Tibetan human rights
Vadis said that by petitioning to
remove copies of Playboy from the'
college library, writing congress repre-"
sentatives about pornography concerns
or taking direct action, one could help
to end pornography.
'The problem with pornography is
the making of women into sexual ob
jects to be consumed for satisfaction.""
Vadis said she believed pornogra-'
phy could be ended if action were di
rected to end the actual pornographic
material. It would be impossible just to '
discourage men from reading it, she
"The feminist view is that male!
subordination of women is something '
that has been made, and it can be'
The shuttle begins service 90 min-'
utes before game time, Young said. '
Chapel Hill Transit charges $3 round-
trip for adults and $1.50 round-trip for
children under 12.
The Park and Ride lots are located at
General Administration, just east of
campus; Plantation Plaza on Highway
54 West; University Mall on Estes i
Drive; and the Omni Europa Hotel on
15-501 Bypass. '
Parking at South Campus residence j
halls will be monitored on game days to
protect students who park there, Reid -said.
Only vehicles with permits will be ;
allowed to park in those lots, he said. ;
well as hold elections for officers, said '
freshman Jennifer Scott, secretary of
ESA. The group has appointed acting
officers until the election, she said.
Scott and Harrington were among
the people who met at the beginning of
the semester to discuss instituting a
chapter of ESA at UNC, Scott said.
Another organizational meeting, which
was publicized through flyers, was held
Nov. 14, and had a good turnout, Har
"I was even more excited when all
the people showed up at the meeting."
ESA is different from other sorori
ties on campus because both men and
women are welcome to join, and it is
not affiliated with the Panhellenic or
Interfraternity Councils, Harrington
said. It is also less expensive to be a
member, she said.
The time commitment is also differ-'
ent, she said. "There is no exact amount'
of hours that have to be put into it." s
standing grievance battle with the.
University. "The training and promo-,
tion among staff members is unequal,"
she said. "Black and white workers are
not treated the same on this campus."
Members of NMI have interviewed
members of the staff to find out how;
they felt they were being treated rela-f
tive to other workers. ;
Somaya said the report would be
submitted to the Affirmative Action
Office as well as other administrative
officials, including Ben Tuchi, the vice
chancellor of business and finance.
Tuchi said Wednesday he was cer
tain that some disparities exist, but he
hoped they could be resolved. "When
ever humans are put together you will
get disparities," he said. "I only hope
that fair treatment will prevail. We must
work towards the elimination of these
disparities. And as for student involve
ment, I say "Why not?'"
are much worse than the site at Duke,"
he added. The sites at NCSU are next to
Carter-Finley Stadium, he said.
The water used on the football field
needs to be tested for possible contami
nation, Hughes said.
Charles Welby, professor of geol
ogy at NCSU, said the drinking water
at the stadium does not come from a
well but from the city.
Willhoit said UNC has monitored its"
chemical site and found ground water;
contamination at the site, but no wells
were used at the site. There has been no
detectable contamination at wells near,
the site. Willhoit said there was abso-:
Iutely no danger to residents and stu
dents of the areas near the sites.