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Volume 93, Issue 26
Monday, April 9,1930
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Nepal lifts prohibition
of multi-party system
KATMANDU, Nepal King Bi
rendra on Sunday announced the estab
lishment of a multiparty system and the
lifting of a 29-year-old ban on political
parties following the bloodiest day in
Nepal's modern history.
The stunning announcement was
carried on state-run television and pre
ceded by several hours of talks between
opposition leaders and the Harvard
; ; "We talked with the king for an hour
at the royal palace and the talks were
very, very cordial," said Kirshna Prasad
Bhattrai, a leader of the Nepali Con
gress Party, which had been banned for
the last 29 years.
The decision came after talks be
tween the new Prime Minister Loken
dra Bahadur Chand, a relative moder
ate, and opposition leaders on Saturday
Two ferry boat accidents
leave more than 200 dead
; LYSEKIL, Sweden Exhausted
firefighters braved metal-melting heat
and poisonous smoke Sunday to begin
removing the bodies of about 150 vic
tims from the Scandinavian Star ferry,
which burned for a second day.
Firefighters struggled to reach cab
ins where victims burned to death or
suffocated in the suspicious blaze,
which began before dawn Saturday
while the ship was in the North Sea
carrying about 500 tourists and crew
members on an overnight trip from
Norway to Denmark.
The Danish Seamen's Union issued
a harsh condemnation of the behavior
of the Danish captain and crewmen,
who were mostly Filipinos and Portu
guese. It accused crewmen of abandon
ing ship before evacuating passengers.
In another ferry disaster, in Burma,
one of only 25 survivors rescued from
a ferry that sank with about 240 people
aboard said the craft went down just
minutes after a storm hit, the government-owned
Working People's Daily
The ferry capsized and sank in gale
force winds Friday while carrying pas
sengers on a southern Burmese river.
Official Burmese radio reports say at
least 30 people drowned and 1 80 others
are missing and feared dead.
Prison riots cause build
ing damage, one death
LONDON Riots broke out in
seven prisons in England and Wales on
Sunday, and one government official
said the uprisings were inspired by the
8-day-old rebellion at Strangeways
Prison. One inmate was found dead in
The government said it was too
dangerous to forcibly end the siege at
Strangeways in Manchester because of
the condition of the largely demolished
' Only 22 of the hundreds of Strange
ways inmates who rioted on April 1
remain on the loose, authorities said.
The overcrowded prison was damaged
when inmates set fires and hurled roof
. tiles at guards and firefighters.
' In Dartmoor prison in southwest
England inmates hurled chunks of
"roofing into the prison courtyard and
set fires in their cells, prison governor
John May said.
: From Associated Press reports
Springiest a success despite alcohol
ban controversy 3
Urine big trouble
Town council to decide on ordinance
on public urination 4
Gobs of jobs
Orange County boasts state's lowest
unemployment rate 5
Campus and city 3
State and National 5
Sports Monday 14
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Actor Richard Dreyfuss, one
3-day closure set
for Stadium Boye
- By LEE WEEKS
Stadium Drive is off limits to all
through traffic and I Lot permit holders
from April 23-25 because space is
needed for tractor-trailers bringing steel
beams and other materials for the con
struction of the new alumni center,
Department of Transportation and
Parking Services officials said Friday.
Administrators said they renegoti
ated construction plans with contrac
tors Friday because the original plan
had conflicts with students moving out
and studying for exams.
All I Lot permit holders will have to
move their cars parked in front of
Teague and Parker Residence Halls to
the Ramshead Parking Lot, F Lot or
Ridge Road by 7 a.m. Monday, April
23, said Mary Fox, assistant director of
external affairs for the Department of
Transportation and Parking Services.
"We are going to distribute notices
concerning parking relocations to I Lot
permit holders in the next week," Fox
said. "We are going to strongly encour
age permit holders to relocate by Sun
day night (April 22)."
Buses are prohibited from entering
Stadium Drive during this time as well.
Rerouting of buses would require that
students usually boarding buses on
Stadium Drive get on the bus at a Ridge
Road stop, officials said.
Construction deliveries will begin
arriving on the Stadium Drive site at 8
EHA helped finance
Btingfet with loan
By STEPHEN POOLE
Holding Springfest can be costly
business, and Henderson Residence
College (HRC) found out just how
It sought help through a $3,000 loan
from the Residence Hall Association
HRC, which sponsors the event every
year, spent about $7,000 in preparation
for Springfest and may end up losing
several hundred dollars despite the loan,
said Cathy Rhea, Springfest director.
"The students, I don't think, realize
how much money is involved in a func
tion of this magnitude," she said.
To ease part of the expenses from
this group, HRC borrowed $3,000 from
RHA on April 6.
"We had pre-paid everything with
out the help of RHA," Rhea said. "But
we still had about $3,000 in debts to be
paid on the day of Springfest."
Rhea said she approached the RHA
for a loan a few weeks before Spring
fest. "I trusted the HRC's relationship
with RHA. They were the most will-ing.
Mistrust first impulses, they are always good. Charles de Talleyrand
of many celebrities present, speaks
a.m., April 23, Fox said.
The delivery and installation of the
steel beams at the new alumni center
was originally supposed to occur within
a two-week time period, and public
access to Stadium Drive was going to
be periodically restricted.
Not everyone was satisfied with the
decision to move the construction dates,
but it was the most feasible solution to
the problem, Fox said. Delaying the
construction process would not have
been cost-effective, she said.
"We had Jo allow the contractors
access to the work site, but we were
also trying to take students' concerns
into consideration," Fox said. "We
know exams are coming up and stu
dents will be moving out."
Doug Dibbert, director of Alumni
Affairs, said he was pleased with the
decision. "Student voices have been
heard and the appropriate decision
appears to have been made, and I'm
The plan seems to have eliminated
any major inconveniences that might
have been imposed on students during
exams, Dibbert said.
Fox said she did not think I Lot
permit holders would experience much
of an inconvenience with the change in
parking areas. "Most students don't
move their cars that often during the
week anyway," she said.
See DRIVE, page 7
Gretchan Diffendal, RHA president,
said the organization had loaned money
to HRC for Springfest in the past.
"Springfest is an event sponsored by
HRC government, and any dorm gov
ernment is RHA," Diffendal said.
Rhea and Diffendal signed a con
tract with certain stipulations before
HRC received the $3,000 loan. In the
future a separate Springfest account
must be established and maintained in
the Student Activities Fund Office for
the purpose of organizing and produc
HRC must also use only 15 percent
of its annual budget for Springfest.
Springfest staff also must show they
have a balance of 15 percent total ex
pected expenses already in the Spring
"We felt Springfest was getting to be
such a big deal," Diffendal said. "And
we didn't want all the money they get
from residents to go to Springfest."
HRC spent about $1,500 on three
security guards, utilities, campus po
lice assistance and other minor ex
See CONTRACT, page 11
in Friday's pro-choice rally
By CARRINGT0N WELLS
UNC's Bicentennial Celebration,
scheduled to begin in October 1993,
may not last as long as previously
planned because the event could lose
momentum during the 1 6 months the
celebration will take place, bicenten
nial organizers said Sunday.
William Massey, general secretary
of the Bicentennial Observance Of
fice, said the University's Bicenten
nial Celebration would probably be
scheduled to last about seven months,
beginning on University Day, 1993,
and ending on Commencement Day,
In a proposal to Chancellor Paul
Hardin, the Bicentennial Observance
Office suggested that the celebration
of UNC's 200-year anniversary be
cut because of "bicentennial burn
out," Massey said.
"The reasoning behind this pro
posal is that the amount of human
energy required on campus to sustain
a level of excitement and interest for
16 months would make the effort
almost counterproductive," he said.
"The original 16-month time period
is so long that people might get tired
of it, and then it would lose its im
pact." Donald Boulton, vice chancellor
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getting her face brightly painted to declare her musical Sunday.
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By JENNY CL0NINGER
University Editor and
The 1990 Campus Freedom of
Choice Tour came to UNC Friday,
bringing with it a cast of thousands
comprising pro-choice supporters,
lobbyists, television and film celebri
ties and anti-abortion protesters.
Actor Richard Dreyfuss, who starred
in the films "Always" and "Down and
Out in Beverly Hills," came to the rally
from Raleigh, where he is filming a
'The reason that we're all here is that
we're afraid that the past will come
back a past that you yourself may
not be aware of a past of unneces
sary pain, of coat-hanger operations in
dark alleys; a past that ended in ceme
teries for too many women," he said.
Freedom must be protected in Amer
ica of all places, Dreyfuss said. "You
have to protect what you know is right
with vigilance," he said. "I know there
is no way on earth that citizens of this
country will allow this fundamental
right (of choice) to be taken away." '
"You must not let anything be stolen
from you. Don't let anything be im
posed on you."
Losing legal abortion as a choice
would "reduce women to breeders or
slaves, making them a person funda
mentally less equal than other human
beings," Dreyfuss said. "That's not my
Polly Guthrie, chairwoman of Acti
vating Awareness for Cho ice and Equal
ity (AACE), a UNC group and rally
sponsor, introduced the tour's speakers
of student affairs, said: "I was at the
University of Texas just after they fin
ished a similar celebration, and I learned
that you can't let them go on too long.
The more you try to plan for this kind of
event, the more you realize how easily
people get tired of it."
Massey said another problem with
such a long celebration would be the
difficulty in having a clear focus. "The
idea is to truncate it, making it span
only one academic year, to keep it in
people's minds with a comprehensible
"The programs involved will not be
diminished, but rather strengthened as
a result of our ability to focus," Massey
said. "Also, we felt strongly that one
day (either the beginning or the ending
date), be a day that focuses on students,
and ending the celebration on Com
mencement Day accomplishes this."
Other problems cited with holding
the celebration for such a long period of
time involved finances, officials said.
Boulton said the shift in scheduling
was the result of two factors.
'The idea for the shorter birthday
party came about in part because of the
finances involved, but we also thought
that 16 months might be too long to
continue interest," he said.
Massey said finances did not play
any role in shortening the length of the
and began the rally. Other sponsors
were the U.S. Student Association,
UNC Young Democrats, the Holly
wood Policy Center and the National
Abortion Rights Action League.
A group of about 130 anti-abortion
supporters, representing several local
and campus organizations, lined the
edge of the Pit in front of the Student
Stores. Many held wooden crosses,
explained by a sign as being "in mem
ory of the 25 million children killed by
abortion." There were no confronta
tions between the opposing groups, but
when one man began walking through
the crowd with an anti-abortion sign, a
few members of the pro-choice crowd
followed him with signs of their own.
Students have a strong voice in the
Guthrie said. "We are a generation of
concerned students, and we have to
raise our voices loud and strong," she
said. "We have to fight for free choice.
"We are the majority. We can be
silent no more. We have the power to
affect this issue. Register to vote to
day." Julius Davis, vice president of the
U.S. Student Association, said the pro
choice stance was the majority in al
most all public opinion surveys to date.
"There has not been a referendum in
this country that has failed," he said. "It
is obvious how students feel by the
Mary Sheriff, UNC assistant profes
sor of art history and AACE sponsor,
said students were not historically the
most active voter group. "It is gratify-
See RALLY, page 11
The bicentennial is not financed by
state funds, he said. "The
bicentennial's programs are funded
mostly by private gifts, some given
specifically to benefit the bicenten
nial, as well as unrestricted funds."
"Other money will come from
admission charged to some events,
and the sale of merchandise related to
the bicentennial, and some programs
will be sponsored by schools and
departments within the University
with their own resources."
Massey said concern over the re
cent budget crunch was not the impe
tus for the shortened celebration. "The
perception that the bicentennial is a
big party or a huge financial drain on
the University is fallacious."
The bicentennial may be a good
investment, Massey said. "One of the
objectives is to re-establish ties be
tween the University and the people
of the state who have supported it." I
The administration has set a fun-,
draising goal of $200 million during
Hardin will submit the proposal to
shorten the celebration to the Bicen
tennial Observance Policy Commit
tee, who will make a final decision.
Hardin could not be reached for
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