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50 chance of rain High 70 Wednesday: Windy High in low 40s Sandra Rogers N.C. Teacher of the Year 6:30 p.m., 2 1 6 Peabody . Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 97, Issue 97 Tuesday, November 28, 1989 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts BusinessAdvertising 962-0245 962-1163 Police By JEFF D. HILL Staff Writer 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 Carrboro Police. 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 are continuing. Meeti mg to address dry msh By BRYAN TYSON Staff Writer 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 of students. 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 Staff Writer A proposal aimed at encouraging the University to use alternatives to animal research is being developed by Stu- Ky:4, ,.yiV .'lyj'.',y;.' " First stringer M iV'9 r TP mh h v Jt l M 'Vni Wl- sea J ' 4it H 5 e K i t f h&t 1 f few .v( u ----- N Senior Brenda Neece practices cello Monday afternoon outside Hanes Hall. She was working toward an upcoming recital. ir(Eleae coinroposotte 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 parking lot. 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 him." 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 together." Boulton also expressed a concern dents for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (SETA). Duplications in animal research and the lack of information on alternatives has prompted the group to draft the -.js 1 1 1 ; , DTHTracey Langhorne The darkest V ange County between 1986 and 1987 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 said. 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 been lucky." 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 success." 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 Graduate student 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 30, Introduction to Writing for Broad cast. Chape 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 Staff Writer 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 county. 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. D Bill hour has hut sixty minutes. Anonymous f - i if At , j jomc-" : WMt .. .. w 4 Composite of rape suspect 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." See RUSH, page 7 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 for renovations. 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 Kitchen Committee. 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." X il v I Air 0v ' A, ? Hopping hoopsters fx- '-L - v f UNC women's basketball team members swarm around a Towson State player. See page 5 for complete sports coverage. native could be used. . "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 able alternatives. "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 paid back." 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 expire. 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 IT"l.lllllIJinWi i 1 - ? & ( J? DTHCatherine Pinckert research 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 about." 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. 10. solutions people by providing jobs and giving outreach." 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 See HOUSING, page 7 University upgrade Computing service to use $2.5 million for improvements ....3 Building a wall The senior class will fund con-; struction of "sitting wall" 3 Virtuous voices Coed singing group thrives on : friendship and fun 4; City and campus 3 Sports...... 5! Classifieds........: 6 Comics 7 1 7 . a Inside

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