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Volume 97, Issue 96
Monday, November 27, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Back for the home stretch
Freshman Stephanie Segal returns to Winston Residence Hall
after Thanksgiving break.
By D10NNE LOY
Students interviewed last Tuesday
opposed a proposed entertainment tax
on tickets to UNC football and basket
ball games and Smith Center events,
even though the tax would probably not
affect student fees.
The proposal, which calls for a $1
tax on tickets as an alternative to higher
property taxes, is an agenda item that is
only on the discussion level, according
to the Orange County Commissioners'
Wayne Jones, associate vice chan
cellor of finance, said the tax should not
affect student fees. "Athletic fees go
From staff reports
A 28-year-old UNC graduate stu
dent reported last Tuesday that she was
raped by an unidentified man who broke
into her Carrboro apartment.
The attack occurred about 2:30 a.m.
in the Fidelity Street area. The victim
who lives alone awoke to find the
stranger standing over her with a knife,
said Carrboro Police Chief Benjamin
"He told her he would kill her if she
did not submit."The woman was treated
Parking deck part of
.Editor's note: This is the first of a
five part series about issues concern
ing the new Chapel Hill Town Council.
By CHRISTINE THOMAS
The Chapel Hill Town Council with
its newly elected members will deal
with straining traffic conditions over
the next few years by making changes
to the Chapel Hill Transit System and
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entertainment tax receives little student backing
toward being able to acquire tickets.
"The proposal is a tax only on ticket
sales. At this moment we don't believe
student fees will increase."
But students were still concerned
over the issue. Many did not agree that
people outside the county should have
to compensate for county residents'
"Since the University is not clearly
affiliated with the county, we shouldn't
have to pay their property tax," said
Kim Groome, a sophomore from Ashe
boro. Ken Pearce, a freshman from Zebu
Ion, agreed. "We're not property own
ers, so why should we owe them any
uate student raped in
at North Carolina Memorial Hospital
and released that morning.
Callahan said there were no suspects
in this attack. Police have not been able
to determine how the man broke into
the woman's apartment, he said.
The attacker is described as a black
man in his 30s, over 6 feet tall and
weighing more than 200 pounds.
Tuesday's rape was the first reported
in Carrboro since May 1 , when a woman
said she was raped on a bike path be
tween Merritt Mill Road and Roberson
Issues in the '90s
following through on a proposed park
After working for 15 years to get a
parking deck built in Chapel Hill, coun
cil member James Wallace, chairman
of the downtown parking deck sub
committee, said he was enthusiastic to
see Chapel Hill on the verge of building
a parking deck.
Wallace said the funding for a pro
posed parking deck in 1979 was to
come from the residents of Chapel Hill,
but the parking deck lost the bond issue
vote by more than 300 votes. Revenue
bonds would fund the parking deck
under proposal now.
The funds will come from the fees
charged to park downtown, which will
pay back the bonds. Wallace said the
revenue would exceed $3 million.
On Nov. 20, members of the town
council and the downtown parking deck
subcommittee met with architect Mi
chael Hining to discuss the contractual
arrangements so work could begin on
designing the structure.
Hining was chosen the first week of
October to help the town plan the pro
posed parking deck. Wallace said the
committee chose Hining's firm through
an application-interview process.
Hining said his interest in building a
parking deck downtown was to allevi
The past is never dead; it is not
Group to continue efforts
By NANCY WYKLE
UNC members of the National Col
legiate Black Caucus (NCBC) said last
Tuesday they would continue and ex
pand their protest of the recommended
reappointment of Gillian Cell as dean
of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Protest actions will include petitions
and Pit-sitting this week and a demon
stration at the Dec. 5 UNC Board of
Trustees (BOT) meeting.
The group will also begin to publi
cize its protest throughout the Chapel
Hill area by sending press releases to
community papers and radio stations.
The dissatisfaction of NCBC and
other campus minority groups stems
from questions about Cell's accessibil
By MYRON B. PITTS
The UNC Building and Grounds
Committee will resubmit three choices
for a Student Recreation Center (SRC)
architect to the chancellor, despite the
Board of Trustees (BOT) disapproval
of the choices.
The BOT voted in an October meet
ing to send the names of the architects
back to the SRC committee for further
consideration. BOT members would
not give specific reasons for their deci
sion, which was made in an executive
Chancellor Paul Hardin must now
decide whether to recommend the
thing? It isn't fair that the people from
Orange County want people from all
over North Carolina to pay their taxes."
Roland Giduz, the Chapel Hill resi
dent who sponsored the proposal, said
the tax would be voluntary, paid only
by those who chose to attend the events.
But students did not see the tax as
People who disagree with the tax are
forced to pay it if they want to see a
concert, said Tim Pollard, a freshman
from Rocky Mount. "It doesn't seem so
optional to me."
Bill Hildebolt, external affairs direc
tor for the executive branch of student
government, added, "Sure, they (out-
Street. That case is still under investi
gation. Police are now investigating whether
the two Carrboro rapes are linked and
whether this case is connected with
other assaults that have occurred in
Chapel Hill this year.
Seven Chapel Hill women have
reported being sexually assaulted by
unidentified men in their homes this
Five of these sexual assaults occurred
in east Chapel Hill under similar cir
ate the shortage of parking. As a resi
dent of Chapel Hill, he said he liked to
go downtown, but the problem with
finding a parking space did not fit into
his time limitations.
Planned for 325 to 350 cars, Hining
said he wanted the structure to be
something that would blend in with the
buildings of downtown.
"This parking deck should be de
signed to be barely noticeable. I do not
want it to be flashy or ugly."
The committee proposed to build the
parking deck on the corner of Rose
mary and Henderson streets, where the
Rosemary Square project was to have
been. The Rosemary Square project
failed last year when no one bought the
project's condominiums, which would
have funded it, Wallace said.
The proposed parking deck is to be
small enough so that it does not pose
any specific environmental dangers
under state guidelines. Water runoff
from the structure will be improved
over the runoff of the paved parking lot
that sits there now.
Hining said the deck would help the
environment by getting cars into park
ing spaces quicker, rather than having
cars drive around the block to find
Resident input is one very important
factor that Hining wants to use while
designing the parking deck. He wants
to know what his client, the town coun
ity to minority students, her commit
ment to hiring and retaining black fac
ulty, and her commitment to the Afri
can and Afro-American Studies cur
riculum. NCBC members also noted Cell's
failure to fill the position of associate
dean for the Office of Student Counsel
ing. The office, which deals largely
with minority issues and concerns at
the University, has not had a permanent
leader since Hayden Renwick left in
Provost Dennis O'Connor recom
mended Cell's reappointment to Chan
cellor Paul Hardin earlier this month.
Hardin said he would recommend Cell's
reappointment to the BOT and the UNC
system Board of Governors and said he
names again to the BOT.
"The role of the (Building and
Grounds) Committee is simply to make
a recommendation to the chancellor,"
said John Sanders, committee chair
man and director of the Institute of
Government. "We sent forward the
same three names (as those previously
reviewed by the BOT). He (Hardin)
sends them forward to the board."
Returning a recommendation for an
architect is unusual, Sanders said. "This
was the first time in my years here that
the board has sent back a recommenda
tion." The BOT still has the option to choose
an architect not recommended by the
of-county ticket buyers) have a choice
of coming to the events, but I still don't
see it as fair. I see it as sort of taxation
"Besides, tourists who come to the
events are already pouring a lot of
money into Chapel Hill in the parking,
eating and hotels why tax them after
Students were also concerned about
the effects the tax would have on secur
ing acts for the Smith Center.
The $ 1 increase probably wouldn't
influence ticket purchasers, but it could
keep the entertainers away, Pollard said.
"It'll hurt the entertainers more than the
cumstances between February and June,
which prompted the Chapel Hill Police
Department to form an investigative
Officials said three different men
were being sought for the five assaults.
A white man in his 30s is suspected in
Feb. 9 and April 27 assaults in the
Ephesus Church Road area.
A black man in his 20s is being
sought for May 23 and June 9 assaults,
and a white man in his 20s is suspected
in a June 8 assault.
cil, wants, and also what the residents
of Chapel Hill want.
Ken Jackson, owner of Wentworth
and Sloan Jewelers on Franklin Street,
organized a citizen advisory commit
tee to give resident input on designing
Jackson said his organization was
interested in seeing a parking deck built
that would satisfy the needs of the town.
The committee is open to anyone in
the community, and he said the group
was looking for more student represen
tation. The group now has members
representing the Alliance of Neighbor
hoods, the Historic District Commis
sion, the Preservation Society, the
University and one member from the
Past speculation about the structure
has dealt with what the deck would
house besides parking spaces. Hining
said the inclusion of a downtown plaza
on top of the structure would depend on
the amount of money allotted for the
Commercial space within the struc
ture is another consideration that will
need to be decided on during the design
With the building of the parking deck
on Rosemary Street, the businesses
facing Franklin Street will renovate the
backs of their stores. Renovation on the
See PARKING, page 7
even past. William Faulkner
to block reappointment
had "tremendous confidence" in her.
Cell, Hardin and O'Connor could
not be reached for comment Sunday.
NCBC members say they will con
tinue to circulate petitions calling on
the University to replace Cell. Mem
bers will be in the Pit Tuesday and
Wednesday with petitions and Cell's
record on minority issues.
The group will express specific griev
ances and make new demands during
the demonstration at the BOT meeting,
"We can't spend a whole semester
trying to get someone not reappointed
and not get jack from it," said Ann
Ards, NCBC national corresponding
Members said they hoped to involve
University, but this has not been done
since Sanders started as chairman of
the Building and Grounds Committee,
To pick an outside architect would
be an "extraordinary" measure by the
BOT, and it is likely to choose from one
of the University choices, Sanders
"They (BOT members) understand
that a great deal of effort went into the
screening of the firms recommended."
The SRC committee originally re
viewed 50 architectural firms, and three
of those were ranked in order of prefer
ence. Some committee members said
they felt their top choice, the Norma
Sherri Holbrook, a freshman from
Elkin, also thought the tax would scare
performers. "I think it's a pretty bad
idea. It's hard enough getting perform
ers anyway. We don't need to do any
thing to turn them away,"
Some students said they thought the
proposal was feasible on a statewide
basis. "The plan could work, but why
has Chapel Hill been singled out?" said
Durham resident Michael Durkin
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a large number of students in the dem
onstration, which will be held in front
of Morehead Planetarium, to counter
administration claims that only a few
students are protesting.
Sherry Waters, co-chairwoman of
the UNC branch of NCBC, said, "I
want to show Chancellor Hardin this is
not just a handful of people bringing
Members also plan to meet with
Hardin, and they have sent him a letter
requesting a meeting. "He won't have
an excuse to say we didn't go to him,"
The group also plans to write several
letters about Cell to The Daily Tar
See PROTEST, page 2
Burns Studio, was rejected by the BOT
for political reasons.
Gene Davis, Student Congress
speaker and committee member, said
Burns outspoken feminist views and
position on the Raleigh City Council
negatively influenced the board's deci
sion. Wayne Going, UNC intramural
coordinator and SRC committee mem
ber, confirmed that the same three rec
ommendations sent back by the board
were forwarded to the Building and
Grounds Committee. "We filed the
same procedure. We did exactly as we
See SRC, page 7
Wylita Bell, a sophomore from Roch
Rachele Mapes, a junior from At
lanta, added, "If they made it statewide
for facilities like that, it would be rea
sonable." Craig Voyles, a sophomore from
Asheboro, agreed. "It would distribute
the burden more evenly."
takes advantage of Sunday's mild
Frisbee on campus.