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Volume 97, Issue 101
Monday, December 4, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By NANCY WYKLE
About 40 community members gath
ered at the Hargraves Community
Center Sunday to show support for
University police Officer Keith Ed
wards as she prepares to face Step 4 of
her grievance process against the Uni
versity Dec. 1 8.
The University has used Afro-Americans
as creatures, Edwards said. Blacks
have silently suffered, quietly endured
and patiently waited over the years, she
Edwards told the crowd the history
of her grievances against the Univer
sity police department.
In May 1979, she received a repri
mand from a police administrator for
not working overtime during gradu
ation. The administrator handed Edwards
the written reprimand in front of other
officers, she said. "I looked this good
old boy administrator in the eye and
ripped the envelope in half and threw it
in the trash without reading its con
tents." Edwards filed a grievance about the
In 1987, the department was reor
ganized. Even though the University
has an equal opportunity employment
policy, job opportunities were not being
posted, she said.
Fifteen officers filed grievances
Improvements in works
By JASON KELLY
The University is reworking the
present child care programs to add
quality and availability to the swamped
The Office of the Child Care Coordi
nator sent out a survey Friday to all
students and faculty members with
children younger than 14, according to
Betty Boling, UNC's child care coordi
nator. "We hope to really find out the needs
of our people. Right now we have no
concrete ideas of what new programs
are needed. Whether it ' s support groups,
after-school needs or emergency care,
we need to find out what is most needed
on this campus and direct our planning
in that direction."
The University is affiliated with two
Cat's Cradle faces relocation
as plans develop for Pavilion
By CHRISTINE THOMAS
Almost one year after the Cat's
Cradle, a Chapel Hill nightclub, relo
cated to the old Southern Bell build
ing on West Franklin Street, plans for
a multi-million dollar Pavilion were
announced to be built on top of its
On Nov. 20, the Davidson and
Jones Corporation of Raleigh and
some private investors from Chapel
Hill unveiled plans to build the Pavil
ion. The Pavilion will be located
between West Franklin, Church and
Rosemary Streets, the site of the now
defunct Westcourt project.
Debbie Dibbert, co-chairwoman
for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Down
town Commission said the plans for
the Pavilion called for retail and of
fice space. She said the developers
would try to attract some stores not in
the Triangle or in North Carolina to
occupy the retail space.
Dibbert said she was excited about
the Pavilion. "It is indicative of what's
to come." The Pavilion will be at a
prime location and will be critical in
revitalizing the 100 block of West
Franklin Street, she said.
The Downtown Commission
played a role in bringing the investors
together, but Dibbert said the
commission's role now would be
community assistance. The commis
sion will concentrate on helping Frank
Heath, the owner of the Cat's Cradle,
relocate the nightclub.
Heath said that he was looking for
another permanent location for the
Cradle but that everything was still
up in the air.
When the Cradle had to relocate
last February, Chapel Hill Town
Council member Art Werner and the
Downtown Commission helped
Heath find a new location.
Heath said he knew there were
plans in place to tear down the build
ing when he signed the 6-month lease
with the owners of the building. He
said he was surprised that the Cradle
had stayed there this long. "We
v thought we'd be out of here by now."
against the process.
At Step 3, seven of the officers
dropped their grievances because of
stress and retaliation, Edwards said.
The panel ruled in Step 3 that the
grievances were founded, but they
found no evidence of discrimination.
The committee did not explain why
they believed no discrimination had
taken place against Edwards, she said.
The University was surprised when
she decided to pursue her grievance to
Step 4, Edwards said. Step 4 is the
highest level a state employee can
appeal to have a grievance heard.
The state has approached her about a
settlement, Edwards said. She has met
with Susan Ehringhaus, assistant to
Chancellor Paul Hardin. Ehringhaus
offered her $25,000 on behalf of the
University to drop the case.
"Twenty-five thousand dollars is
nothing for 15 years of humiliation,"
When she refused this offer, the
University increased the offer to
$50,000. "I am sick and tired of being
stereotyped," Edwards said. "Every
black won't take the money and run."
If Edwards drops the case, the Uni
versity has said it would hire employ
ees from the Chapel HillCarrboro
community; provide training programs
for employees so that they can ad
vance, especially those in housekeep
ing and grounds maintenance; hire more
day-care programs: the Frank Porter
Graham Day Care Center, which has a
capacity of 65 children, and the Victory
Village Day Care Center, with a capac
ity of 64 children.
Expansion of the present day-care
facilities may include a church the
University recently purchased, Boling
"The Board of Trustees approved
the purchase of the Mormon church on
Country Club Road, because the Uni
versity is always looking for more
property, and one of the possible uses
of the church may be day care. The
administration is also considering put
ting the personnel department or the
development department in the church.
What the church will ultimately be used
for is still undecided by the administra
Cat's Cradle is due to be torn
He said he thought the Pavilion
project seemed more likely to be com
pleted than such recently proposed
projects as the Westcourt and Rose
mary Square projects.
"This project seems to have more
support than the previous one (the
Westcourt project). It is on more stable
ground, and it sounds like everything is
As Heath looks for a new location
for the Cradle, the Downtown Com
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black females; and provide a grievance
process that is fair to every employee.
Fred Battle, chairman of the Orange
County Rainbow Coalition, spoke at
the rally. "Being a native of Chapel
Hill, I recognize one thing. UNC has a
plantation down there for blacks."
Alan McSurely, Edwards' lawyer,
said that Silent Sam a statue of a
Confederate soldier stood as a
symbol of the University and was a
constant reminder of racism. "The
University doesn't see anything wrong
On Nov. 24, Edwards' immediate
supervisor, Marcus Perry, assigned her
to three of six areas to cover on foot. Six
officers were working at the time,
McSurely said, and no officer had been
assigned that amount of work before.
When Edwards refused, Perry re
ceived permission from his superior to
send her home. She filed a grievance
Edwards had identified Perry as a
racist at the last trial, McSurely said.
Nothing has been done about the
situation with Perry, he said. "In the old
days, retaliation took place through
shots through your house or crosses in
your yard, or you were fired from your
job. Now it happens a little more sub
tly." McSurely suggested that the com
munity develop a steering committee
to meet with Hardin about Perry.
for day care
Chancellor Paul Hardin said the
church would most likely be used for
child care. "The best use of the church
would be a day-care facility. It could
hold 1 70 children. UNC would own the
physical facility and provide it for use
as a child care center, and a committee
of parents would actually run the cen
ter. The fact that the University owns
the physical facility means that we can
keep the cost of day care down."
Boling said there was a definite lack
of adequate child care for faculty and.
staff, as well as students. "We believe
there is a shortage of quality, low-cost
day care in the area for our staff and
faculty, and it's hard, if not impossible,
to get into on-campus child care."
The waiting list to get one of the few
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down to build the Pavilion
mission and the Pavilion developers
would offer their help, he said. The
commission and the developers could
prove to be helpful because they may
know of possible land openings that
he would not know about.
Heath wants to find a new Cradle
location downtown that is accessible
to walk-in customers. There are also
size specifications that need to be met
to continue to attract the bands that
play at the Cradle.
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Appl icant pool
By DIONNE LOY
The field has been narrowed to two
candidates from an applicant pool of
140 for the newly created position of
associate vice chancellor of human
4The applicants were distilled to
two dozen, then to six, then to four,
and now we're at two," said Ben Tuchi,
vice chancellor of business and fi
nance. "It's (the decision for the posi
tion) now more in the hands of the
The committee is now holding sec
ond interviews for the post. "We're
trying to bring it to a conclusion," said
Wayne Jones, associate vice chancel
lor of business and finance.
A study conducted by a New Eng
land consulting firm the University
ADOS forom centers on
education, patient needs
By CHRIS HELMS
AIDS is preventable through educa
tion, and people with AIDS need help
to find social acceptance and afford
able medical care, a panel of speakers
said Friday during a forum on "The
AIDS Crisis: UNC's Response."
The forum, held in the Student Un
ion before about 30 people, was spon
sored by the Chancellor's Task Force
on AIDS as a part of World AIDS Day.
The panel included an AIDS patient,
a nurse and experts in public health,
medicine and law.
Michel Ibrahim, dean of the School
of Public Health, said education efforts
in the United States lagged behind those
of Europe and Australia. Countries there
have emphasized the importance of
condom use for years, he said.
There is a gap between education
and action in the United States, Ibrahim
said. While 95 percent of students know
about safe sex practices, only a third
change their behavior, he said. He also
said 20 percent of men and 4 percent of
women would falsely claim they were
free of AIDS if they felt it would in
crease their chances of going to bed
"If you're young and vigorous, you
don't think it'll happen to you. The
only vaccine we have today is educa
tion." Bruce Vukoson, a physician at Stu
dent Health Service, said most of the
140 students who have come to SHS for
free, anonymous AIDS testing were
not in the high risk group. "Most de
scribe themselves as heterosexuals with
questions about their history."
Students who come in for testing are
generally graduate students who have
had multiple partners or have been
partners with someone with multiple
partners, Vukoson said. These students
want a "clean slate" so they can move
on with their lives, he said.
Suzie Wilson, AIDS nurse coordi
that come once
Edwards (right) speaks at a rally
narrows for vice
hired in December 1988 recommended
that the new position be created. "The
study essentially crystallized discus
sion in the University," Tuchi said.
The study revealed failures in em
ployee benefit and training programs
and general lack of modernization. "The
position was created to broaden the
human resource functions of the Uni
versity," Jones said.
The main duties of the position will
involve responsibility for 5,300 em
ployees under the State Personnel Act
(SPA). The new associate chancellor
will manage recruitment, hiring, train
ing, promotion and demotion and will
conduct studies on fringe benefits and
the economic progress for all the staff.
The person will also act as liaison to the
state regarding SPA, Tuchi said.
"We're trying to give more attention
nator for UNC Hospitals, said AIDS
patients needed treatment facilities
closer to home. AIDS patients in rural
areas may travel three to four hours for
treatment, she said.
Wilson said AIDS patients were still
being fired from their jobs and losing
friends, family, self-esteem and hous
ing. Richard Robinson, assistant to the
UNC-system president, spoke about the
legal problems of confronting AIDS.
"Unlike most public health crises, there
is more concern with legal matters than
Robinson said the N.C. Supreme
Court was considering whether state
law extended handicapped status to
those with infectious diseases. If so,
AIDS patients can draw further protec
tion from discrimination, he said. The
law says that employers may discrimi
nate against persons with infectious
diseases in hiring but not firing.
Charles van der Horst, assistant
professor in the medical school and
director of the AIDS ClinicalTrial Unit,
said if a person applied for insurance,
the carrier could test that person for
AIDS. The report goes to that person's
work office, and he gets fired, he said.
Van der Horst said lack of realism
had harmed efforts to stop AIDS. "We
need to realize people have sex. We
imagine if we don't talk about it, people
won't have sex.
"We need to show more compas
sion. We've got to reach out to people,
especially in rural communities."
Van der Horst said you could not get
the virus through toothbrushes, kissing
and casual contact. He said he has taken
care of AIDS patients since 1979 and
has not contracted the disease.
He also said hospitals needed more
room for AIDS patients. " 1 0 years ago,
hospitals were running full capacity.
Now you have a whole new population
that needs care."
Ibrahim said there were 100,000
in a lifetime.
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on her behalf Sunday night
to the resource area, organizationally
and operationally," Jones said. "We
are looking to broaden the human
resource function to provide addi
tional resources to employees and to
consolidate benefits and offices."
Salary is yet to be determined for
the position. "It's the last element to
be taken care of because it pends on
discussion with the candidates," Tuchi
The search committee for the posi
tion conducted a nationwide search
for candidates. Advertisements were
placed in daily newspapers, minority
newspapers and journals. Letters were
written to several universities, and a
group directly contacted individuals
about interest in the position, Tuchi
AIDS patients in the United States,
11,000 in North Carolina and 25 in
Cliff Foster, an AIDS patient, said
he had lost 244 friends to AIDS. He
said he was the exception, not the rule,
in that he tested positive in March 1985
and can still speak in front of a group.
Foster said Cumberland County was
rumored to have about 2,000 AIDS
patients, yet there are no dentists who
will see people with AIDS. He said
people with AIDS there had two op
tions to go to North Carolina Memo
rial Hospital or to Duke for care, where
they would eventually run out of money
for their treatment.
He said he was also lucky because
his family still supports him, unlike the
families of many AIDS patients.
'There's a lot of denial, but the only
way to combat this is compassion.
People shouldn't ask, 'How did you get
infected?' but 'How can I help?'"
Slew of seats
CAA to distribute additional
basketball tickets 3
Up in arms
Public reacts unfavorably to
convict's early parole 4
PlayMakers stages a rendi
tion of "The Nutcraker" 5
City and campus .....3
State and National 4
Sports Monday 1 0