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The Daily Tar HeelTuesday, January 23, 19903
Campos and City
Monday, Jan. 22
B A woman reported on two sepa
rate occasions that she had received
harassing phone calls. She said she
planned to contact Southern Bell
regarding the phone calls. There were
B In another instance of harass
ing phone calls, a woman reported
that her daughter was receiving un
wanted calls from someone she knew
in Eaugallie, Fla. The responding
officer explained to the complainant
how to prosecute the suspect with
the help of the telephone company.
Sunday, Jan. 21
B A man reported that a young
woman came to his residence and
asked to use the phone. After mak
ing several phone calls, the woman
asked if she could spend the night.
The man suggested she call police,
and at that point the woman became
upset and left. The man was con
cerned and asked police to check the
area, but the woman could not be
B A store clerk reported that one
of her customers told her that an un
known person was entering a car
parked in the Courtyard parking lot
on West Franklin Street. Police were
unable to locate any suspicious per
son. B A man said that while his ve
hicle w as parked in front of Hector's
on East Franklin Street, someone
cut his two front tites. Police had no
suspects. Damage is estimated at
$400, and the man said he had no
idea who could have cut his tires.
B A complainant said his vehicle
was damaged while parked at Mu
nicipal Pai king Lot No. 2 between 7
p.m. and 8:30 p.m. He said the
damage to his vehicle occurred when
someone opened the passenger door
of a vehicle parked nearby and hit
the complainant's car behind the
driver's door. Damage is estimated
B A man reported that between 3
p.m. and 8 p.m. an unknown person
entered his residence and took sev
eral items. Entrance was gained
through an unlocked door. No physi
cal evidence was found and the man
was unable to provide suspect infor
B A woman at University Garden
Apartments lepoi ted that she was
involved in a domestic conflict with
a male subject. She said that during
the distuibance, the male subject
pushed her head into the floor sev
eral times. Ilie complainant said she
did not w ish to press charges or seek
medical assistance. Both parties
agreed to separate for the night. No
further action was taken.
B John Carl Valentine II, 37, of
East Franklin Street was transported
to the Chapel Hill Police Depart
ment to answer charges of larceny
from The Intimate Book Shop. When
police arrived, he was being held at
the security office by a store em
ployee for attempting to leave the
business without paying for books
valued at $ 1 54.90. Officers contacted
a bondsman, and bond was posted
for his release.
B Suspect(s) entered an unsecured
v ehicle on Finley Golf Course Road,
attempted to remove the car stereo
and pulled out the contents of the
glove compartment. No damage was
done to the vehicle and nothing was
taken. The damage to the stereo was
undetermined. The incident occurred
along with several others on
Brookberry Circle and Summerwalk
Circle late Satuiday night or early
B A man fiom Lowe's, 1710 E.
Ftanklin St., repotted that a cus
tomer loaded materials into a ve
hicle and left without paying for
them. The case has been referred to
a detect ie.
B A w oman reported that between
9 p.m. Saturday and I a.m. Sunday
in the NCNB parking deck someone
sprayed black paint on the hood and
the right front wheel cover of her
car. Police had no suspect informa
tion, and the damage is estimated at
; fl A woman on Misty Wood
Circle reported loud music being
played. When police arrived, the
officer checked for loud music, did
not hear anyone or f nd anyone home
at the suspect residence. No further
action was taken.
Saturday, Jan. 20
B A man reported that a subject at
Fowler's Food Store was observed
eating DeWitt's Candy Turtles, val
ued at 39 cents, in the store and
disposing of the package without
presenting the item for purchase at
the registers. William James Mul
len, 35, was issued a criminal sum
mons to appear in court and was
released. The subject was escorted
out of the store by Fowler's employ
ees and told he would be arrested if
compiled by Jessica Lanning
inie may deDay grievance hea
By CHRIS HELMS
The grievance hearing of University
police officer Keith Edwards may be
delayed for six more months if the
judge rules in the next few days that
two key witnesses are unable to testify
due to illnesses.
University Police Chief Charles
Mauer and Assistant Personnel Direc
tor Dan Burleson each have a doctor's
letter excusing them from court, but the
judge decided Monday not to rule on
the delay pending further examinations
of both w itnesses.
The hearing continued Monday on
the grievance originally filed in July
1 987 that charged the University police
w ith discrimination in promotions.
Before testimony continued Mon
day, the lawyers wrangled over the
validity of the doctors' letters explain
ing Mauer's and Burleson's illnesses.
A medical consultant with the UNC
Health and Safety Office, Patrick Guit
eras. wrote Mauer's letter, and
Burleson's wife, a dermatologist, wrote
Burleson's letter, according to a report
by the Chapel Hill Herald.
"There's been a request to clarify Dr.
Guiteras' status," Lars Nance, attorney
for the University, said after Monday's
Alan McSurely, Edward's attorney,
said he wanted to verify that Guiteras
was Mauer's personal physician and he
wanted another doctor to evaluate
Guiteras' letter said Mauer was suf
fering from an unspecified serious ill
ness. Burleson reportedly had a heart
attack last November.
Mauer is a key witness for the Uni
versity, and it would damage UNC's
case if he does not testify, Nance said.
By KENNY MONTEITH
Rising sophomores who want Uni
versity housing can breathe a sigh of
The housing department will offer
guaranteed housing to rising sopho
mores for the second consecutive year.
After a successful trial last year, the
department is hoping for another smooth
housing sign-up, housing authorities
"I know there was a lot of contro
versy last year," said Jan Weaver,
administrative assistant for housing
contracts. "Everything we've heard
from students, though, has been favor
able." Much of the controversy originated
when upperclassmen became afraid
they would be overlooked for Univer
Federal grant allows
prenatal program to
By JENNIFER DICKENS
Gov. Jim Martin extended compre
hensive perinatal services to cover
pregnant women under the age of 21
who have had trouble receiving the
prenatal care necessary for healthy
pregnancies and children.
In 1988, U.S. Congress appropriated
$19 million for community and local
health centers to decrease infant mor
tality rates. Carla Weinfeld, the Orange-Chatham
Services' (OCCHS) perinatal program
coordinator, said the money was greatly
needed in North Carolina because the
state had the worst infant death rate in
"The national infant mortality rate
for 1988 was 9.9 (percent). However,
North Carolina had a rate of 12.7 (per
cent)." The most frequent cause of infant
death is low birth weight. Babies who
weigh under five-and-a-half pounds at
birth are 40 times more likely to die.
North Carolina has experienced a trend
within the last five years of extremely
low birth weights, Weinfeld said.
"Babies are being born weighing less
than three-and-a-half pounds. The cause
of this trend is probably a combination
of a lack of prenatal care and an in
crease in substance abuse. Whatever
we can do to stop deterrents to prenatal
care will help lower our infant mortal
In an effort to do so, OCCHS applied
for funds immediately, Weinfeld said.
"Only 206 community health centers
across the country received funds, and
we were one of those 206.
"The health corporation received a
$110,000 federal grant to provide
comprehensive services to pregnant
women receiving health care at all three
of our clinic sites located in Carrboro,
Prospect Hill and Hay wood-Moncure."
These funds have made it possible
for the health corporation to expand its
comprehensive services, Weinfeld said,
and in the process increase the number
of healthy pregnancies.
'The grant has enabled us to hire a
maternity care coordinator for each
center. This coordinator is a nurse or
"Some of the
officers that have
been promoted are
Edwards needs B urleson's testimony
to show her grievance was not dealt
with properly when she filed it in 1985,
"He (Burleson) and his office have
failed, over and over again, to hear
w hat the workers of this university have
been saying," McSurely said.
Judge Delores Nesnow denied an
earlier University motion to postpone
the hearing because of Mauer's and
Burleson's health. Nesnow will decide
whether to keep the record open for six
months after she receives a second
opinion on the men's health. If the
record stays open, testimony will con
tinue with the possibility that the men
may testify later.
Although McSurely expects a final
decision about Mauer and Burleson in
the next couple of days, he said, "We
want the record closed and this hearing
over. We believe this thing has been
systematically dragged out by the Uni
versity." Monday's testimony brought wit
nesses for Edwards, including Vice
Chancellor for University Affairs Ha
rold Wallace, to the stand. "We are
victims of our own structure," Wallace
said. "We have a procedure that skirts
around problems rather than going di-
sity housing, she said.
"We were able to house everyone
who was an upperclassmen and needed
University housing. No one who sub
mitted for a hall drawing was shut out."
Liz Jackson, Residence Hall Asso
ciation (RHA) president, said many
upperclassmen last year were afraid
they would not be able to get a room
and did not sign up. "They ended up
having extra rooms and were able to
give upperclassmen housing."
RHA has been opposed to guaran
teed sophomore housing because it
disturbs the variety of ages that nor
mally exists in a residence hall, Jackson
said. "Basically, because in larger
dorms, especially the ones on South
Campus, the students are encouraged
to come back."
Jackson also called for an evaluation
social worker who helps pregnant
women obtain needed financial, social
counseling or educational services so
that they may have the healthiest preg
Weinfeld said the grant had also
enabled OCCHS to provide free preg
nancy tests. 'Those who test positive
are given the opportunity to receive
prenatal care on a sliding fee scale
which is based on ability to pay."
The minimum price for a visit is
about $6. Those who have no insurance
may apply to be certified for temporary
Medicaid which covers families who
fall under 150 percent of the federal
Eligibility for Medicaid funds which
cover the cost of all pregnancy-related
health care is based on income. Unfor
tunately, for pregnant women under the
age of 21 who live with their parents,
their eligibility in the past was based on
their parents' income.
To allow more women the chance to
apply for certification, OCCHS hired
part-time department of social service
eligibility workers for all three loca
tions to certify women directly on the
site. Women may fill out the formal
application on the site without having
to go to another agency.
Weinfeld said this opportunity
proved to be helpful to those women
with other small children or who do not
have any means of transportation.
However, the certification process was
still difficult for women under 21 who
were living with their parents.
Under these circumstances, many
women would be denied eligibility, and
it would force many teens living with
their parents to move out, Weinfield
said. "I get really concerned when a
teen whose father's income excludes
her from eligibility comes to me to help
her find a place to live just so she may
OCHHS was pleased with Martin's
decision to increase the accessibility of
these programs to women under 21 by
allowing their eligibility to be based on
their individual incomes, Weinfeld said.
"This will enable women under 2 1 to
be covered during their pregnancy and
come in for prenatal care. We expect to
Officer Keith Edwards, center,
rectly at the problems."
The structure of the University griev
ance procedure forces University offi
cials to help employees in the early
stages of their grievances and defend
the University at higher levels, he said.
Wallace said he did not think of
Edwards as a troublemaker. "I perceive
her as someone who wants to protect
her rights. She's forced us to address
some of the shortcomings of our sys
of guaranteed sophomore housing after
this year's housing lottery.
Students who want to apply for
University housing should pick up the
housing department's booklet, "Hall
ways and Highrises," from their area
director's office during regular office
The deadline for turning in contracts
and submission cards is 5 p.m. Feb. 9.
After completing the contract and
submission card, students should take
the contract and a $75 prepayment to
the cashier's office in Bynum Hall.
'Twenty-five dollars of it will be
credited toward rent for the fall semes
ter," Weaver said. "Fifty dollars of it
will be credited toward the spring
Students who receive financial aid
can obtain a deferment card by going to
Honorary socnetoes seekj
By CHRIS HELMS
Three of UNC's most prestigious
honorary societies are looking for
students, faculty members and staff
members who have served the Uni
versity community with distinction.
Nominations for membership in
the orders of the Golden Fleece, the
Grail-Valkyries and the Old Well are
due at the beginning of February.
UNC's oldest honorary society,
the Order of the Golden Fleece, seeks
"individuals of high character who
have made lasting, innovative and
extraordinary contributions to the
"We look for excellence every
where it exists," said Stuart Hatha
way, president of the order. "We
look beyond title we look beyond
positions to actual performance."
There are usually more than 75
nominations for the Order of the
Golden Fleece, of which less than 25
will be selected, Hathaway said. But
there is no specific quota of new
Campos Y to offer support to
children of developing nations
By DEBBIE BAKER
The Campus Y is looking for stu
dents concerned about children in third
world countries to join its new commit
tee, "Operation Smile."
The Operation Smile Student Asso
ciation, which will be a local branch of
a national non-profit organization, will
organize various fund-raising projects
to help the national group provide spe
cialized surgery and health care serv
ices to children and families in devel
Zenobia Hatcher-Wilson, Campus
Y director, said she was optimistic about
the group's future. "I think that as people
learn about the committee and the ter
rific outreach factor that it has, they
will join us in making this committee a
"I am just excited. We're impressed
and her attorneys listen to testimony Monday morning in court
University police Capt. Paul
Caldwell, who has been on many Uni
versity police promotion review boards,
testified that promotional problems
came after the department was reor
ganized in 1987. "Some of the officers
that have been promoted are clearly
He said Edwards' seniority should
have led to at least a sergeant's position
Vance Hall, she said.
If rising sophomores want to stay in
their same room, they must indicate so
on their housing contract and then take
their completed contract and ID to their
area director's office.
Students who want to live in a differ
ent residence hall, including those who
want to live in triples and quads, should
take their contract and ID to the hous
ing contracts office for the preliminary
drawing. That drawing will be at 10
a.m. Feb. 15 in the lobby of Carr build
ing. Students who are successful in the
preliminary drawing will have their
contracts delivered to the area director
for a room assignment after the general
And if two or more students want to
be roommates, all must be present to
members the number accepted de
pends on the quality of the nomination
pool, he said.
Honorary members of the Fleece in
clude Michael Jordan, Charles Kuralt
and Dean Smith, Hathaway said.
The other groups have slightly dif
ferent criteria for membership. The
Order of the Grail-Valkyries is for
"individuals who have served primar
ily as organizational leaders and who
have demonstrated excellent scholar
ship, leadership, character and serv
ice." Nominees must have a grade point
average of at least 3.0.
"The emphasis is always on quality
of work and effort expended," said Vann
Donaldson, Grail-Valkyries president.
"A person doesn't have to be a formal
leader. It's seeing a need and fulfilling
The Order of the Old Well seeks
members with high character whose
service contributions have not been
previously or publicly recognized.
"It could be someone who, for in
stance, worked with handicapped stu
by the program itself."
Operation Smile, headquartered in
Norfolk, Va., also provides educational
support and training to health care
professionals in those same countries.
The organization's projects include
research and student exchanges.
Operation Smile began after Ben
jamin Rigor, an anesthesiologist, and a
team of surgeons organized a 1981
medical mission to the Philippines to
correct cleft lip and palate deformities
in children. The team found an over
whelming number of children with
In 1982, Rigor returned to the Phil
ippines with William Magee Jr., a plas
tic surgeon. After the second trip, the
two doctors decided to organize an
annual medical mission that would be
known as "Operation Smile."
The organization sends volunteer
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in the department, although he said in
cross-examination that three other offi
cers on Edwards' shift had more sen-
After Monday's testimony,
McSurely said Edwards' case was a
symptom of a larger problem at UNC;
"You've got 5,200 employees over here, -3.000
of which are black, all of which
have gone through all the kinds of things
Keith has put up with."
turn in their contracts.
Students who already live on North.
Campus and want to stay in their same
room should enter the North Campus
hall drawing. This drawing will be at 5
p.m. Feb. 23 in the Student Union.
Results will be posted at a later date,
and copies of the results also will be
sent to the area directors. Weaver said"
"Those who live on South Campus!
can take their South Campus guarantee
(housing). They can also enter the:
waiting-list drawing," Weaver said.
The waiting-list drawing will be at?
a.m. Feb. 26 in the housing office.
Students who participate in the wait-"
ing-list drawing can cancel their corh-!
tract before they are assigned a resK
dence hall or can remain on the waiting
list for a possible assignment during the
dents without pay," said Donaldsonj:
who is also an Old Well member. -
Nomination forms include essay
questions about the nominee and ask'
for three references. Once the nomi
nation forms are in, there is a fairly
intensive research process, Donaldson
The Office of the Dean of Student
Affairs verify the nominees' GPAs
for the Grail-Valkyries, and order
members check nominees references
for all the societies, Donaldson said.
Members then ask the references for
Order members vote to admit new
members but do not review nominees
that they know, he said. "People are
assigned to research people they don't
New members are chosen by Feb
ruary or March, Donaldson said.
Nomination forms are available at
the Student Union. Deadlines are Feb.
8 for the Golden Fleece, Feb. 1 for
Grail-Valkyries and Feb. 2 for the Old
teams on two-week missions to coun
tries including Vietnam, Colombia xrify
Kenya. The members of Operation
Smile include plastic surgeons, social
workers and speech therapists.
The Operation Smile committee will
be the 35th committee created by the
Campus Y, Hatcher-Wilson said. Stu
dents must submit proposed commit
tees to the I4-member Campus Y ex
ecutive board, she said. The board turns
some student ideas into new commit
tees, but sometimes ideas are turned
into projects, she said.
"The past year we've added com
mittees as they (students) apply for
committee status. It averages about two
For more information on Operation
Smile, call committee co-chairmen
Jennifer Hanner at 933-4767 or Danny
Rosin at 942-HOPE. :