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Volume 97, Issue 111
Monday, January 22, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By JASON KELLY
Assistant University Editor
Was it cocaine or aspirin?
The circumstances of the arrest
Wednesday of Robert Harrell, a sopho
more from Winston-Salem, for
possesion of a .25-caliber semi-auto
By JASON KELLY
Assistant University Editor
A Chapel Hill man charged with
first-degree rape Thursday had at one
time been on death row for a 1973 rape
conviction and is now a suspect in
another rape investigation.
Tommy Nowell, 37, of 1453 Hatch
Road was charged with the Nov. 14
rape of a Carrboro woman in her Fidel
ity Street apartment. Nowell allegedly
entered the victim's apartment and
candidacy for SBP
By WILL SPEARS
Assistant University Editor
Bill Hildebolt, a junior economics
major from Winston-Salem, has
announced his candidacy for student
Improving education in areas from
the classroom to cultural awareness
and environmental concerns is the
focal point of Hildebolt's campaign.
In order to help students choose
classes that will be both interesting
and beneficial to them, Hildebolt
plans to publish a guide to the
University's classes. "The Indispen
sable Guide to Class at Chapel Hill"
will describe classes, professors and
subject matter the classes will cover.
"It will be a guide to let students
know exactly what to expect from
their classes," he said.
Hildebolt said he planned to ex
pand the cultural opportunities of
students by supporting the Lab The
atre and working with the Black
Cultural Center to expand its pro
gramming and get it a new building.
"Part of education is cultural
awareness and growth. That includes
expanded cultural awareness of one's
own culture as well as other cul
tures." Hildebolt will also address stu
dent environmental concerns. He will
implement an energy conservation
program to help fight rising resi
dence hall rental rates and encourage
student government and the admini
stration to use only recycled paper.
Hildebolt has served in student
government's executive branch the
matic pistoldrug paraphernalia and
cocaine remain a mystery.
Harrell's roommate, who spoke on
the condition that he not be named, said
he had seen Harrell unconscious Wed
nesday morning. "It was about 1:30 in
the morning, when I came in to find the
maim suspected of
sexually assaulted her after threatening
her with a knife. Nowell is also a sus
pect in the investigation of a Nov. 21
rape in the same neighborhood.
Nowell received the death sentence
for his 1973 conviction. But the sen
tence was not carried out because a
1976 U.S. Supreme Court ruling de
clared North Carolina's mandatory
death sentence for rape unconstitutional
under the Eighth Amendment.
The penalty now for f rst-degree rape
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past two years. He created and
chaired the special interests com
mittee, and now is director of exter
He has served on the Chapel Hill
Board of Transportation for two
years; is the town council's student
liaison; serves as an ex officio
member of the Downtown Commis
sion; and helped establish a liaison
to Carrboro Town Council.
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By KENNY MONTEITH
The Faculty Council took big steps
toward supporting the reform of inter
collegiate athletics Friday by approv
ing nine recommendations from an ad
hoc committee report calling for dras
tic and far-reaching changes in college
The recommendations will now be
forwarded to Chancellor Paul Hardin
who will decide the appropriate actions
The recommendations stem from a
report released last month by the Ad
Hoc Committee on Athletics and the
University, which spent 18 months
investigating athletics and interview
ing various UNC athletes.
The council approved various rec
ommendations including limiting the
hours an athlete can spend practicing,
conditioning and traveling to away
games; and evaluating a coach's per
formance by factors other than won
The council adopted nine of the
report's 32 recommendations and plans
to debate the other recommendations at
their next meeting on Feb. 9.
Doris Betts, chairwoman of the
committee, stressed to the council that
these first nine recommendations were
only to support a national reform in
intercollegiate athletics, and the sec
ond 23 recommendations were for lo
cal reform in UNC athletics.
The council debated during most of
the meeting over the time athletes should
spend on sports, including travel games,
chalk talks, films and post-game analy
sis. The report recommended that ath
letes spend 360 hours per season on
athletics, but a group of six professors
presented an amendment to cut the hours
door open and the lights on. I saw Rob
(Harrell) passed out on the floor with
tapes and things scattered around the
"I put him on the couch, and he was
still there passed out when I came
back from classes the next day. That's
rape accompanied by threat with a
weapon in North Carolina is life in
Nowell was transferred out of death
row in 1978, Bill Poston of the N.C.
Department of Correction told The
(Raleigh) News and Observer. After
serving 14 years in prison for a life
sentence, Nowell was released in 1987.
Carrboro Police Capt. Benjamin
Callahan said similarities exist between
the 1973 rape and the two November
takes inter ion post
By SARAH CAGLE
Assistant University Editor
Tonya Blanks, a senior education
major from Clarkton, has assumed the
role of acting president of the Black
Student Movement (BSM) until the
group's elections in March.
Blanks, who has served as vice presi
dent for the past two years, replaces
Kim McLean, who graduated in De
cember. She has also served as treas
urer of the organization and a member
of its Freshman Class Committee.
Blanks said she hoped to continue
projects that McLean and other presi
dents began as well as ensure a smooth
transition in March. "I hope we can still
come together. We have to rise to the
occas ion no matter what obstac Ies come
"Coming together" will be the
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passes at a girl
"If you do not do something now and
commit yourself, you are talking about
reform in the year 2000"
Henry Landsberger, sociology
professor and committee member
The council voted by a 3 1 -20 margin
not to adopt the amendment.
The council also discussed whether
UNC should act upon the recommen
dations now, even if no other university
or the NCAA does. Much debate fol
lowed the introduction of another
amendment calling for UNC to begin
preparing for reform by 1995.
"It's now or never," said Daniel
Pollitt, Kenan professor of law. "If we
wait six years we don't know who will
be sitting in this room. This whole thing
may be over and forgotten."
Sociology professor Henry
Landsberger, who served as a member
of the committee that prepared the
report, said, "If you do not do some
thing now and commit yourself, you
are talking about reform in the year
The council rejected the amendment
because most of the faculty said it would
be better to see if the NCAA and ACC
would make changes first.
Hardin said in his remarks before the
meeting that he was "convinced the
presidents are the key to reform, and
the time for reform is now. Both be
cause the need is urgent, and because
the trend seems to be in place."
when I saw the drugs on a chest beside
the couch. I'm not sure if I would have
noticed the drugs the night before, but
that's not to say they weren't there."
After leaving town Thursday, Har
rell has returned to campus, friends
said, but he could not be reached for
rapes. "There are similarities, but we're
not saying what they are."
Callahan would not disclose how
many suspects besides Nowell were
involved in the investigation of the
Nov. 21 rape of a 28-year-old graduate
The victim, who lives alone, said she
awoke to find a man standing over her.
He raped her after threatening to kill
her with a knife if she did not have
sexual intercourse with him.
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Hardin assured the council that if
future violations occurred in UNC ath
letics, immediate action would be taken.
"If there ever should be a violation of
rules, we will correct that situation and
make an appropriate disciplinary re
sponse, promptly and firmly. So
promptly, in fact, that this council will
not even have time to fret over the
"This firm standing has the explicit
support of our athletics director, our
Board of Trustees, and the leaders of
our Educational Foundation."
George Taylor, a history professor
and member of the ad hoc committee,
said he believed that all athletes had the
"They are proud to be athletes. They
are proud of the way they manage their
Taylor cited the wrestling program
as an example of time management.
"The wrestling coach gave a semi
nar at the beginning of the year to help
his athletes learn how to manage their
Biology professor Tom Scott, direc
tor of UNC's research services and a
member of the committee, said "one
thing our committee wanted to main
tain for our athletes was to be competi-
comment. He told hallmates Thursday
that charges had been dropped because
the substance was crushed aspirin. But
William Massengale, assistant district
attorney, said he doubted charges would
be dropped so quickly.
Harrell's roommate said he saw a
pile of white powder with a razor blade
and a small tube on a square of plastic.
The roommate said Harrell wanted
him to believe the powder was cocaine,
possibly in an attempt to get him to
move out. "Whether (the powder was
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tive, not only on the playing field, but
also in the classroom."
Hardin said the council "hopes to get
the Atlantic Coast Conference and at
least one other major conference to
sponsor the entire program and to adopt
some parts, within those conferences,
even if the NCAA rejects the program."
Athletic Director John Swofford,
chairman of the long-range planning
committee in the ACC, was charged by
the commissioner of the ACC to pre
pare a comprehensive reform legisla
ture for submission to the NCAA at the
1991 convention, Hardin said.
"The ACC and UNC will be front
and center at the 1 99 1 convention of the
NCAA," he said.
"The over-arching emphasis ... of
this university role as a proper leader in
national reform is, in my opinion, pre
cisely correct. We are in that leadership
According to Sports Press magazine,
UNC has the nation's second best
overall collegiate athletic program,
Stanford ranked ahead of UNC in
the poll, which is based on graduation
rates of athletes, team records, facili
ties, budget and total sports offered. ;
"Carolina is immensely respected in
the NCAA," Hardin said. "At the re
cent NCAA convention, we voted for
every reform measure on the agenda.
"In all this, I speak as a fan of the Tar
Heels and as a lover of competitive
The "evil" in intercollegiate athlet
ics is because of excess, he said.
"Excellence and competition and
physical skills are not evil in them
selves. Neither is public enthusiasm
over the display of such skills. The evil
is excess. I think we can curb excess on
a national basis. We must do so."
cocaine) or not, he intended for me to
think it was. He meant for me to sec it
it could not have been an accident."
When he saw the alleged drugs, he
went to his resident assistant. "He de
cided to call the police that was not
Sgt. Ned Comar said he was not sure
the powder was cocaine. "But with all
the paraphernalia, it looked like co
caine. If it looks like a duck, smells like
a duck and walks like a duck, then it's
probably a duck."