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Volume 97, Issue 112
Tuesday, Jr.nrf ?y 7.2, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By JENNIFER PILLA
Student Congress w ill vote Wednes
day whether to include three proposed
referendums on the student ballot Feb.
20. including one that would drasti
cally change the way in which student
activities fees are allocated.
The referendum which would have
the most impact is one which, if ap
proved in the general election, would
give students direct control over the
distribution of their student fees through
a Student Choice Funding Process.
The process would allow students to
decide through computerized ballots
exactly how much of their individual
fees they would want allocated to each
Passage of the referendum would
change the entire system of budgeting
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Friedman added: "These same stu
dents that people are saying would not
read this guide may not have read my
platform, but that doesn't mean they
weren't qualified to vote on Student
Cohen stressed that congress is not
voting to implement the process, but to
allow students to vote on it the form of
"I think it would be rather inappro
priate for Student Congress to deny the
students the opportunity to vote on this.
Let the students decide."
Student Body Treasurer Carol Hooks
said that while she understood the basic
philosophy of allowing students to
decide how fees should be allocated,
she was not sure the system would
See REFERENDUMS, page 2
By SARAH CAGLE
Assistant University Editor
It may be a month before authorities
know whether the white powder that
police found in UNC sophomore Robert
Harrell's room last Wednesday is co
caine or crushed aspirin, assistant dis
trict attorney William Massengale said
Harrell, 20, of 21 1 Lew is Residence
Hall, was arrested by University police
for possession of cocaine, possession
of a hand gun and possession of drug
Harrell, acting on his attorney's
advice, said Monday that he could not
comment on his arrest.
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name not be used, said Sunday that
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But Spicule said he did not believe
ti'. t:b?aive w -as cocaine either. "I
never really knew Bobby to be involved
in that kind of thing. I think it was
aspirin. I don't think it was cocaine."
Several of Harrell's hallmates, who
spoke under the condition that their
names not be used, said the substance
was crushed aspirin.
"I know exactly what happened,"
one Lewis resident said. "It was aspi
rin. I don't know why he (Robert) did
that. I just know he couldn't stand his
Another hallmate agreed. "Whether
it (cocaine use) is in character for him
or not, I don't know," he said. "Rob
likes to party, I know that much. He's
not a dealer or anything."
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By WILL SPEARS
In its efforts to recruit and keep black
faculty members, UNC is increasingly
coming up short a problem caused
by a shortage of prospective candi
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rector of the affirmative action office.
"The pool is not that big. If you were
president of a university needing new
faculty, wouldn't you come here and
try to recruit our people?"
The figures seem to back up
Cannon's statement. As of September
1989, UNC had 42 black faculty
members; in September 1984, there
were 50, according to a report released
late last semester by the affirmative
But when one university recruits
faculty from another, the results are
beneficial for only one of the institu
tions, according to some black offi-
See FACULTY, page 2
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UNC point guard King Rice takes it to the hoop in Monday night's trouncing of Wake Forest
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By JAMIE ROSENBERG
Voiceboxcs healed and bonfires
extinguished, North Carolina basket
ball fans shuffled dutifully into the
Smith Center before Monday night's
ACC matchup with Wake Forest. All
they had to do was put in an appear
ance, do a few cheers while the Tar
Heels walloped the Deacs, who were
winless in the ACC and certainly no
Blue Devils or Wolfpack, and go
But try as they might to take this
one easy, Tar Heel faithful found
themselves being called to duty once
again. First the band did it, pouring
onto center court just before game
time, arms waving and horns blow
ing. Then the Tar Heels themselves did
their best to arouse excitement, clank
ing shots and playing generous de
fense in the first half to turn a blow
out into a potential upset. With UNC
down by as much as seven in the first
per iod, fans and players alike began
to come down from Blue I leaven and
realie this was no ACC vacation.
So the cheers started to go up, and
the shots started to go in. Behind 15
second-half points from Rick Fox
and a 25 percent better team shooting
percentage in the second period, the
Tar Heels broke open a 3 1 -3 1 halftime
deadlock and sent the Deacs back to
Winston-Salem with the 73-61 loss
North Carolina improved to 14-6
and 4-1 in the ACC, moving into a tie
with Duke for the conference's top
spot. Wake Forest dropped to 7-10
"We just came out a little bit lacka
daisical," UNC center Scott Williams
said. "We weren't executing our press
very well, and we weren't shooting
the ball well."
After opening up an early 8-2 lead,
the Tar Heel offense disappeared.
While UNC missed eight of its next
nine field goal attempts, bricked five
of six free throws and turned the ball
over three times, the Deacs went on a
16-3 run to build an 18-1 1 lead with
8:16 to play in the period.
The North Carolina defense,
however, still managed to force nine
Demon Deacon turnovers, and de
spite a horrid 35.5 percent shooting
clip in the first period, UNC had
enough opportunities to sink the shots
See DEACONS, page 5
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By MYRON B. PITTS
UNC-Chapel Hill, victim of a $2.8
million budget cut, and N.C. State
University, w hich had to lay off several
employees and drop class sections, are
not the only schools in the UNC system
to suffer from a recent cutback in state
funds, according to officials at other
The recent reduction in budget allot
ments is the result of a dragging state
economy caused by slow-building state
revenues, teacher pay raises and con
siderable emergency funding brought
on by Hurricane Hugo.
David Witherspoon, director of the
News Bureau at N.C. Central Univer
sity (NCCU), said the Durham school
had already sustained a $900,000 budget
cut as a direct result of I lurricane Hugo
aid. In addition, NCCU has received
another reduction of equal amount ef
fective in the third (current) quarter, he
"We've had a cut of $900,000 re
lated to the shortfall. The v ice chancel
lor for financial affairs has frozen all
Some of that equipment is critical,
Timothy Jordan in the UNC
Wilmington business affairs department
said that equipment and development
problems also affected the eastern N.C.
school but that the basic instruction
there was unchanged.
"Of course, they've (the budget cuts
have) had and will have an impact
across the campus. We will not be able
to do some thipgs we had planned to do
this year. I don't want to say it will
affect the mission of the university."
All departments felt the effects, he
Many schools reported that some of
their money losses were felt indirectly
through the necessary reduction of
faculty and staff positions.
Olen Smith, vice chancellor for
business affairs at UNC-Charlotte, said
that in the fall semester, the school was
required to maintain a higher vacancy
rate, and that is slightly increased for
this quarter. The increased staff vacan
cies have not been a problem. Smith
said, because of the large job market in
The so-called budget cuts were actu
ally cuts in allotments, Smith emphasized.
At N.C. A&T University, several
non-faculty but important staff posi
tions were eliminated due to the need
for increased vacancies, said Charles
Mclntyre, vice chancellor of business
and finance for the Greensboro school.
"They (state officials) also instructed
us to leave nine posts vacant. These are
non-teaching positions. They are criti
cal positions, however."
He noted specifically the loss of
maintenance personnel and
The $395,000 cut for one quarter
sustained by A&T represents a 4.5
percent reduction for the university and
has caused decreased spending for of
fice supplies and educational equip
ment, Mclntyre said.
"It's painful. It's difficult any time
you have to make budget cuts."
Other reactions to the economic strain
were varied, and most revealed hopes
for a smooth recovery.
Witherspoon, despite stating that
larger institutions probably suffered
more than NCCU, said, "We hope to be
able to get through thd year with no
further cuts. We don't anticipate any
severely adverse affects."
Jordan added, "We are shouldering
the burden along with everyone else."
Ila Gray, director of Financial serv-
See BUDGET, page 2
Health problems may cause
delay in hearing 3
On the house
Housing department to offer
guaranteed spaces 3
Police prepare to investigate
NCCU, A&T free-for-all ....4
Campus and city 3
State and national 4
Arts and features 4
The move the change, the more it is the same thing. Alphonse Karr