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Volume 97, Issue 97
Tuesday, November 28, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By JEFF D. HILL
Carrboro police released a compos
ite drawing Monday of a man who
raped a 28-year-old UNC graduate
student Nov. 2 1 , and there are no new
leads in the investigation, according to
Capt. Benjamin Callahan of the
The victim said the rapist was a black
man between 6 feet and 6-feet-4-inches
tall and weighing between 200 and 230
pounds. He is believed to be in his late
20s or early 30s.
The rape victim was attacked in her
apartment by a man standing over her
with a knife. The attacker told her he
would kill her if she did not submit.
Twelve sexual assaults have been
reported in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
area since February, and investigations
Meeti mg to address dry msh
By BRYAN TYSON
Fraternity presidents and other Inter-Fraternity
Council (IFC) members
will meet with administrators tonight
to discuss the possibility of implement
ing a dry rush alcohol policy in the
fraternity rush process.
Chancellor Paul Hardin will read a
statement at the meeting which will
also be attended by Donald Boulton,
vice chancellor and dean of student
affairs, and Frederic Schroeder, dean
IFC President Sterling Gilreath said
fraternity response to the proposal had
been mixed. "We all realize the ur
gency of dry rush, but right now we're
trying to work on a proposal that doesn't
shock the whole system."
In an Inter-Fraternity Council meet
ing Monday night, the proposal was
discussed. "We talked about dry rush
and got some very good additions to the
SETA "proposal to
By LYNETTE BLAIR
A proposal aimed at encouraging the
University to use alternatives to animal
research is being developed by Stu-
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Hanes Hall. She was working toward an upcoming recital.
There have been no new leads in the
investigation of a series of rapes and
sexual assaults that took place between
February and June of this year in Chapel
Hill, said Chapel Hill Police Chief
Arnold Gold. Three different men are
believed to be responsible for the as
saults. Gold said the department was
not sure whether increased police at
tention caused the assaults to stop.
University police said no new infor
mation was available for an Oct. 7
student rape at Craige Residence Hall
Sexual assaults in the victim's home
are more common than most people
think, said Kathleen Benzaquin, ad
viser of the Rape Action Project. "We
initially think of rape as that stranger
that jumps out of the bushes."
She said 4 1 percent of rapes in Or
proposal. Everybody realizes the prob
lem, and now it's time something was
done about it."
Gilreath said that tonight's meeting
would not focus totally on dry rush but
that it would be one of the main issues.
"We want a clear statement from the
chancellor concerning fraternities on
campus. It's a chance for us to voice
concerns to him and to ask questions of
As of now, Gilreath said, there are no
definite policies or timetables set, but it
is hoped the plan will materialize by
next semester, with alcohol being shut
off for the rush period.
Boulton said the meeting was a step
in the right direction, but it would re
quire the participation of all fraterni
ties. "Nothing will change unless eve
rybody concerned wants it to. I'm
hopeful that everyone's willing to work
Boulton also expressed a concern
dents for the Ethical Treatment of
Duplications in animal research and
the lack of information on alternatives
has prompted the group to draft the
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occurred in the victim's home.
Benzaquin's data comes from the Or
ange County Rape Crisis Center.
Nationally, the FBI estimates only
one rape in every 10 is reported, she
Benzaquin said she was unsure
whether sexual assaults had increased
in recent years because the data could
be misleading. A statistical increase
may be due to responsive programs that
encourage victims to come forward.
"There has been an increase in re
sponse and improvement in response to
victims by the University and Chapel
Hill community. We have some really
fine programs that have been instituted."
The Rape Action Project plans to
initiate a community watch program on
campus next semester.
over the safety of students who partici
pate in an alcoholic rush process, say
ing the chance of injury to these stu
dents was extremely high. "This issue
is absolutely crucial. We're not talking
about tiddly winks. We're talking about
life and death. So far, I guess we've just
Gilreath agreed. "It's very impor
tant. We're one of the last dinosaurs.
It's time something was done about it."
Gilreath, however, said he did not
expect the policy to succeed immedi
ately. "I'm not expecting complete
success, but I do expect some change. It
would be naive to expect complete
Boulton said many national frater
nity organizations had already imple
mented certain rush policies that cam
pus fraternities did not always follow.
The process of putting together a dry
rush policy would probably take two to
three years, said Boulton. He went on to
work toward changes i si
proposal, requesting University sup
port for the use of alternatives in animal
research and information to research
ers on the issue.
Members of SETA said they also
hoped the proposal would have long
range effects. A goal of the group is to
eliminate all animal research on cam
pus in 20 years, said junior Andrew
Peterson, a SETA member.
"It might take 25, 30 years. It might
take 10. But 20 years seems like a
reasonable time frame. We do want the
From staff reports
A 43-year-old UNC graduate stu
dent died over Thanksgiving vacation
from surgery complications.
Christopher Warntz, a graduate of
the University of Pennsylvania, was a
masters' degree candidate in Radio,
Television and Motion Pictures and a
discussion section leader for RTVMP
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Editor's note: This is the second of a
five-part series about issues concern
ing the new Chapel Hill Town Council.
By CAMERON TEW
Chapel Hill is the second most ex
pensiveplace to live in North Carolina,
and the high cost of living in Chapel
Hill has helped create two problems in
town: a significant number of homeless
people and a lack of affordable hous
ing. And the Chapel Hill Town Council
is doing something about it.
About 400 homeless people live in
Orange County, according to a study
by the N.C. Department of Economic
Opportunity. This is a 62 percent in
crease from 1987, when the same study
showed 150 homeless people in the
Many of the homeless are people
with chronic problems, such as alco
holism and mental illness, but a sur
prising number are people with family
problems such as people recently
evicted from their homes or arriving in
town looking for jobs.
Many of the homeless have jobs that
pay minimum wages, but they cannot
afford the expensive housing rates in
Chapel Hill, and these people are also
looking for a place to stay.
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say that although the administration,
several corporations and a multitude of
alumni were concerned about the rush
process, any sort of plan brought about
would have to be internally conceived
among fraternities. "All we're doing is
getting people together that said they'd
like to get together."
David Samuels, president of Chi Psi,
said he agreed with Boulton concern
ing the feasibility of the policy. "I think
it will be possible if there is complete
cooperation with all fraternities."
Samuels said that although he felt a
dry rush was important to the
University's Greek system, it would be
hard to assure compliance. "I feel it's
important in terms of our external image.
I think there might be a problem with
compliance. Whenever you set up a
rule like that there are going to be
people that don't want to comply."
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research community to work with us."
The tentative deadline for the com
pletion of the proposal is early Decem
ber. Sophomore Chris Brannon, presi
dent of SETA, said the proposal would
be submitted to Susan Ehringhaus,
assistant to Chancellor Paul Hardin,
when it is completed. She will decide
whether the suggestions in the proposal
are possible, he said.
Peterson said he was concerned with
the issue because in many cases, ani
mals are used in research when an alter
"He was very bright and had a good
sense of humor," said Seth Finn, an
RTVMP professor. "He was truly a
good writer and a very articulate stu
dent." Finn has taken over Warntz 's class
for the rest of the semester.
Warntz was admitted to North Caro
lina Memorial Hospital for surgery two
weeks ago, and following a scheduled
operation, his condition required emer
aims for housing
Issues in the '90s
The Inter-Faith Council (IFC) has
given these people a place to stay since
1984. The IFC's Emergency Shelter
has been located in the old Municipal
Building at the corner of Columbia and
Rosemary streets since 1985, but in
September 1989, the building closed
Renovations will provide more bed
space and consolidate the shelter with
the town's Community Kitchen, now
located on Merritt Mill Road.
The shelter and kitchen will re-open
at the end of March 1990, said Peggy
Pollitzer, chairwoman of the IFC's
Homeless Shelter and Community
While the shelter has been closed,
women and children have been shel
tered at the University United Method
ist Church, and men have stayed up
stairs at the IFC's kitchen, she said.
These two shelters provide a total of 24
beds each night.
Chris Moran, consultant for the
Emergency Shelter, said about 60 beds
would be in the shelter, 15 more than in
September 1989. "Along with the beds,
we could sleep additional people on the
floor in cold weather."
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"A lot of times they use the excuse
that it (research) needs to be updated
every five years. It seems that there is a
lot of duplicated research. We wanted a
plan to eliminate unnecessary research."
Peterson said part of the problem
was the lack of information on avail
"There isn't anybody actively re
searching the alternatives to animal
research. There is no reason why the
medical community is ignoring it the
dies after surgery
gency surgery, Finn said.
Warntz's students said they were
told last Monday that he had been hos
pitalized for internal bleeding around
his esophagus. "That's all we really
knew," said Leigh Powell, a junior
RTVMP major from Rocky Mount.
"This is a real shock."
Powell said that because of Warntz's
professional experience as a script
consultant, his class was particularly
Moran said 282 people had used the
services of the shelter in the first nine
months of 1989 as compared with 281
people in 1988.
The Municipal Building costs
$742,000 to renovate, Moran said. The
town council provided $300,000 from
Community Development Funds for
renovations, and IFC has raised the rest
through grants, loans and donations
from town businesses and residents.
A $108,000 loan from the Housing
Finance Agency, approved by the town
council Nov. 21, gives the IFC an ex
tended lease on its present location
when it re-opens.
"The council has extended our lease
three years," Pollitzer said. "By accept
ing the loan, our group is required to
occupy the building for at least 1 0 to 1 5
years or the money would have to be
The terms of the loan stipulate the
shelter must remain on the site for 10
years or the town must repay the full
amount on the loan. After 10 years the
loan becomes prorated until the 1 5 years
Alan Rimer, town council member
elect, said that he believed the town
council was working to help the home
less but that more could be done. "We
have to continue bolstering our effort,
the community is obligated to help these
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way they are."
Brannon agreed that the lack of in
formation was the base of the problem.
He said researchers didn't know the
alternatives available to them.
"If you already have something that
works, you stick with it. Each depart
ment is pretty much autonomous. It's
pretty much up to the individual re
searcher. If they want to use an alterna
tive, that's fine. If they don't, that's
fine, too. We want the University to
provide some sort of database."
effective. "I learned a lot in his class.
He really knew what he was talking
Warntz is survived by his wife and
two stepsons, who live in Santa Fe,
New Mexico. Two memorial services
will be held, one at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Santa Fe Dec. 3 and another
at the Episcopalian Church of the Holy
Father in Gloucester, Mass., on Dec.
people by providing jobs and giving
Mayor Jonathan Howes said the town
had extended a long-term commitment
to the IFC by extending the lease on the
Municipal Building. He said the town
provided the building for no cost and
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