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Volume 97, Issue 133
By WILL SPEARS
and JASON KELLY
Assistant University Editors
Bill Hildebolt and Mark Bibbs will
compete in a runoff for the office of
student body president Feb. 27 after
coming out on top in the initial round of
According to unoff cial resultsTues
day night, Hildebolt received 1,436
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By STEPHANIE JOHNSTON
Lisa Frye defeated Demp Bradford
in the race for Carolina Athletic
Association (CAA) president, accord
ing to unofficial results late Tuesday
Frye received 3,140, votes, 74
percent of ballots cast. Bradford re
ceived 1,109 votes, 26 percent of the
Frye said that she was thrilled to be
re-elected and that she had already
started planning for her next term.
"I'm excited because I've already
started thinking about the things I've
learned and how I can build on that,"
Frye said the first thing she planned
to do was to select a new cabinet and
"We have to choose our staff real ly
quickly because we have to have it by
spring break because we have to start
planning homecoming. Out of a staff
of 1 1, only four of the cabinet people
w ill be returning."
Bradford said he hoped to work
with CAA in the future and would
consider running again next year.
"If I don't see any improvements
on things then yes, I'll run (next year).
Hopefully my experience and good
intentions would help me."
Frye said she hoped to implement
several of Bradford's suggestion,
including working out a deal with
Marriott to show ESPN in Carolina
All referendums successful at polls
By MYRON B. PITTS
All three referendums on Tuesday's
ballot were approved by considerable
margins in the campuswide elections.
They were a proposal to increase
student fees by 35 cents per semester in
support of SAFE Escort, a proposal for
the gradual repayment of student fees
Campus and city 3
Because election results for
Student Congress candidates,
residence area governor candi
dates and president of the Gradu
ate and Professional Student
Federation were not available at
press time, the DTH will print
those results Thursday.
Wednesday, February 21, 1990
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Mark Bibbs, at center, celebrates with supporters
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votes, 32 percent of ballots cast, and
Bibbs 1,053 votes, 24 percent, in an
election in which less than 5,000 votes
were cast for the office. The runoff is
necessary because none of the candi
dates received a majority of the votes
Candidate John Lomax received the
Court in downstairs Lenoir Hall on
certain nights and increasing support
for non-revenue sports.
"Whether Demp wants us to pur
sue it (ESPN in Carolina Court), or
he wants to pursue it through us
would be fine. The key to increasing
support for non-revenue sports is
working Carolina Fever with the
(University marching) band."
Bradford said the main problems
he had during the campaign were
posters being torn down and lack of
support from The Daily Tar Heel .
by The Daily Tar Heel and another 50
cent increase per semester in fees for
the purpose of creating a need-based
scholarship fund for students.
A referendum concerning student
opinion on the installation of cable was
excluded from the ballot due to a last
minute decision by Residence Hall
Association President Liz Jackson.
The DTH proposal garnered 76.5
percent of the vote, yielding a popular
vote ratio of 3,046 to 934. The scholar
ship referendum was approved by 73.5
percent 2971 to 1071 and the
SAFE Escort referendum passed by the
widest margin, raking in 78.9 percent
of the vote 3,24 1 to 868.
Mindy Friedman, the Student Con
gress representative who initiated the
SAFE Escort referendum, was pleased
that students were concerned but sur
prised by the margin of approval.
"I'm really excited because this was
a giant step toward making this campus
a safer place to be.
"I was confident at first (about pas
sage of the proposal), but when the
DTH decided not to endorse it (in
admit disappointment but
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third-highest total with 1,022 votes, or
23 percent. Jonathan Martin came in
with 618 votes, 14 percent, and Mike
Strickland gathered 311 votes. Strick
land received 7 percent of the vote, the
minimum required for partial reim
bursement of campaign expenditures.
Hildebolt said his ideas had sepa
rated him from the other candidates. "I
think it all came down to our ideas and
By KENNY MONTEITH
The team of Jessica Lanning and
Kelly Thompson defeated the team of
Mary Jo Dunnington and William
Taggart in the race for Daily Tar Heel
(DTH) co-editors w ith 2, 1 50 votes, 5 1 .2
percent of the vote, according to unof
ficial election results lateTuesday night.
Dunnington and Taggart received
2,053 votes, or 48.8 percent.
"It feels really good to know our
ideas were taken seriously by the DTH
and by students," Thompson said. "We
just want a chance to implement them
and include as much student opinion
and input as possible."
Lanning said their first paper would
be published on Monday. She said they
would conduct interviews for desk
editors and ombudsman positions and
begin to put staff members into place
over the next few days, depending on
how quickly writers sign up.
Thompson said, 'The first thing (we
would like to do) is to sit down and
figure out how we want to structure the
staff." They plan to talk to as many
people as possible who have had input
in the DTH either this year or last year,
Lanning said they would try to find
what the strengths and weaknesses of.
the paper are. "We're going to start
working on those right away," she said.
Lanning and Thompson said they
planned to change other capacities of
the paper. They will eliminate the posi
tions of managing and business editors.
They will also separate the arts and
See DTH, page 9
Monday's board opinion),I started get
Ed Davis, editor of the Phoenix and
a member of the DTH Board of Direc
tors, was pleased with the students'
choice on the DTH returning fees.
"It's something we've worked for
on the board of directors for a long
time, and I'm glad that the student
money will be freed up for other stu
dent groups, and I'm glad it started the
DTH on the road to true editorial free
dom, free from political bias."
Kevin Schwartz, DTH general man
ager, said that the affirmative vote was
what he expected and that students
understood the importance of the pro
posal. Student Body President Brien Lewis
commended students for their interest
in the financial aid issue shown by their
support of the scholarship referendum.
"I'm ecstatic that a lot of students see
it as an important issue and that they're
willing to dig into their own pockets. I
think that will send a really good signal
that financial aid is a crucial subject and
its a topic that is hot on our minds. "
to so to
the fact that we ran our campaign dif
ferent from the other candidates. We
talked about things voters could com
prehend and get their hands on."
The election results came as a pleas
ant surprise, Hildebolt said. "We're
really excited. We didn't expect it. I
thought we were maybe second or
maybe third going into tonight. We
were just trying to get in the runoff."
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UNC cots spending, hiirin
By TERESA M. JEFFERSON
The University has issued a hiring
freeze and a moratorium on spending
state funds because of a $3.4 million
cut in second- and third-quarter state
appropriations, Ben Tuchi, vice chan
cellor for business and finance, said
University personnel layoffs may
be a "vague possibility" if fourth
quarter allotments are lower than
expected, Tuchi said. "Our expecta
tions now are that we will not go to
layoffs if fourth-quarter allotments
do not materialize in the way in which
we expect it.
"The cuts are in anticipation that
we will not get relief in the fourth
quarter, and it's in retrospect that we
have reviewing the efforts of the first
spending reduction and concluding
that it was not giving us the results
that would let us refrain from carry
ing big numbers over into the follow
ing year," Tuchi said.
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Bill Hildebolt reacts to the announcement of the
Bibbs said he was humbled by the
support from the student body. "I would
like to praise my opponents for all of
their hard work throughout the cam
paign." B ibbs said he owed his success to his
campaign staff. "I'd like to say thank
you to all of my wonderful campaign
workers and supporters we've got
one more week, so let's turn up the heat
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Kelly Thompson and Jessica Lanning
The frozen vacancies in 194 state
funded jobs, which before were only
temporary, are expected to save the
University more than $4 million for the
fiscal year, which ends in June, Tuchi
The policy also prohibits all over
time pay for employees except when
health and safety are endangered, he
Approximately two-thirds of frozen
jobs are State Personnel Act (SPA)
positions, ranging from administrators
to housekeeping, Tuchi said. The other
one-third of the jobs will include posi
tions exempt from the State Personnel
Act (EPA) such as faculty members
and research and library employees.
The University requested almost $ 1 6
million in non-personnel state funds
for the third quarter but, because of
relief costs for Hurricane Hugo and a
general revenue loss, received only
$13.2 million after cuts in funding to
state agencies for the third quarter,
which began Jan. 1.
by 5 p.m.
and move towards victory next Tues
day." Lomax said he was unsure of his
future in student government. "I'm
going to go home and think it over. It's
too early to tell what I will do now. I
hope a candidate in the race will contact
me, but right now I just don't know."
See SBP, page 9
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A reduction in fourth-quarter al
lotments to state agencies in the last
fiscal year forced the University to
carry over $792,000 in unpaid bills
from fiscal 1988.
Supply and equipment purchases
will also be severely limited, Tuchi
said. "I am suggesting that the size of
the problem is so large tl. .'.the amount
of relief we would need to allow us to
buy more supplies and services is
substantial and therefore the likeli
hood of getting past that to provide
relief in hiring and equipment is
'The spending termination is just
that. If there is extremely severe or ,
very substantial need, then they must
approach their department heads to
appeal their case." The likelihood of
getting exceptions will be minimal,
"Anything is fair game if we reach
where we have a reduction in fourth
See BUDGET, page 9