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Volume S3, Issue 27
Tuesday, April 10, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Officials report unrest
among Moslems in China
BEIJING - Ethnic disturbances have
taken place recently in Moslem areas of
China's far western Soviet Union bor
der, a Western diplomat confirmed
The diplomat, speaking on condi
tion of anonymity, said an official from
the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Re
gion had acknowledged there was truth
to reports that civil unrest had occurred
in the area.
; .The diplomat could provide no other
details of the disturbances, which took
place in the past few days around Ka
shgar, a bazaar city near China's arid
border with the Soviet republics of
Tadzhikistan and Kirghizia.
More than half Xinjiang's popula
tion of 14 million are from the Uygur,
Hui and other Moslem groups with
close ethnic ties to Soviet Moslems.
Moslem riots occurred in Urumqi last
May and relations between local mi
norities and the Beijing government
have long been tense.
Security Council urged to
send troops to Cambodia
; GKOK, Thailand Cambodian
resistance leader Prince Norodom Siha
nouk on Monday urged an immediate
cease-fire in his country and said the
U.N. Security Council should deploy
peacekeeping troops to enforce it.
The proposed peacekeeping force
would comprise American, Chinese and
Sihanouk is head of a three-faction
guerrilla alliance fighting the Vietnamese-installed
government in Cambo
dia. He said there was a moral respon
sibility to find a solution to end the 11-year-old
Sihanouk said no winners would
emerge from the conflict but that the
big losers will be the "small citizenry of
Cambodia." In a statement issued from
the village in northwestern Cambodia
where he lives, Sihanouk said the five
member U.N. Security Council should
send a peacekeeping force and along
with the warring factions, proclaim an
Greyhound files lawsuit,
delays strike negotiations
; WASHINGTON Greyhound
Lines filed a $30 million civil suit
Monday against union officers for al
legedly organizing violence in the five-week-old
drivers' strike, but the union
dismissed the move as a ploy to keep
bargaining talks stalled.
In a suit filed in U.S. District Court in
Jacksonville, Fla., Greyhound claimed
unlawful actions by the Amalgamated
Transit Union and 20 union officers
."have cost the company $10 million,
t ' The strike has been marked by shoot
ings, bomb threats and other incidents.
The company has said it won't resume
negotiations until a week goes by with
out an act of violence.
' . The suit accused the union of violat
ing provisions of the federal Racketeer
Influenced and Corrupt Organizations
Act and Florida state law.
Greyhound Vice President Anthony
Lannie maintained that several specific
offenses showed a pattern of racketeer
ing activity, including extortion, at
tempted murder, obstruction of justice,
interference with interstate commerce
From Associated Press reports
Staying in step
Greek Freak step show lively despite
late arrival of teams 3
Here's the story
Masters student compiles trivia book
about the "Brady Bunch" 5
Choosing a Major
.The best and worst of American and
National League teams ...7
Campus and city 3
State and nation 4
Arts and features 5
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By JENNIFER PILLA
Chancellor Paul Hardin said Mon
day that although he had reservations
about a mandatory drug testing policy
for athletes, he would support a Board
of Governors (BOG) mandate requir
ing drug testing, contrary to some media
"I am not opposing the program that
the Board has mandated," he said. "I
have some reservations about manda
tory testing which I have expressed, but
I am supporting the BOG's decision."
Hardin said he believed the volun
tary testing policy now used at UNC
had been adequate. "It may be that
Wheels are turning
Evan Athanas shows Chris Foushee the finer points of mountain bike riding
outside the Pi Kappa Alpha house Monday afternoon.
Chancellor's Reception takes
By LEE WEEKS
The annual Chancellor's Reception
that follows spring Commencement
exercises is yet another University serv
ice suffering from drastic cutbacks in
state spending, administrators an
The Chancellor's staff decided to
continue the traditional reception held
in Polk Place, but only after eliminat
ing some major expenses.
Reducing the number of tents used
in covering refreshment tables should
save the University a lot of money, said
Brenda Kirby, assistant to the Chancel
lor. "We plan to use only one main tent
this year, setting it up in the middle of
Polk Place," she said. "Tents are rather
expensive, so this should save us a lot
Before the widespread reductions in
state education spending, $5,000 was
allocated for the reception. Adminis
trators are pursuing other avenues that
could reduce expenses without sacri
Soviet delegation scheduled for
By JENNIFER FOSTER
A delegation of 20 Soviet citizens
will arrive in Chapel Hill tonight to
spend 10 days getting a taste of South
ern hospitality, including visits to the
University, a covered-dish supper and
a baseball game featuring the Durham
Bridges for Peace, an organization
founded in 1983 to facilitate exchange
visits between the United States and the
Soviet Union, is sponsoring the group
of delegates who will be visiting North
Carolina, said Richard Edens, the North
Carolina coordinator of the organiza
tion. Ten of the 20 delegates will be
staying in Chapel Hill until Easter, he
Edens was a member of the North
You still have
other universities have problems. We
are part of a system and we need to
The BOG passed a resolution man
dating drug testing of athletes at all
universities in the UNC system in
August. Athletic programs at Appala
chian State University and East Caro
lina University already have manda
tory testing policies.
In one of 14 recommendations sub
mitted to the BOG last year following
controversy at N.C. State University,
UNC-system President CD. Spangler
called for all schools in the UNC-system
to adopt a mandatory drug testing
policy by fall 1990.
ficing the event's image, said Ted
Bonus, director of public information
for UNC. "We still want to have a
respectable event," he said.
Maintaining the traditions of the
reception while cutting back on ex
travagances is a major concern of the
"We're kind of concerned about the
reception being very scaled down where
people won't feel welcome," said Greg
Zeeman, senior class vice president.
As long as there is a meeting place
and enough refreshments, senior turn
out would be good, he said. Rumours
that the Chancellor's Reception may be
cancelled have surfaced, Zeeman added.
"We, as seniors, are very concerned
about that," he said. 'That's (the rece
piton is) somewhere I want to take my
folks and that's where other people
want to take their folks. The scaling
down wouldn't bother us as much as
long as their is a meeting place."
The Chancellor's Reception is im
portant to seniors as a place where
Carolina delegation that visited the
Soviet republic of Georgia during the
last two weeks of September 1989.
Another member of the group was
Marian Phillips, UNC associate dean
of the school of medical administra
tion. Plans for the 10 Soviets who will be
staying in the homes of Chapel Hill
residents include career-related events,
visits to tourist attractions and free time
with their hosts.
The delegates will first be taken to
Research Triangle Park, where they
have appointments with Burroughs
Welcome Co. and IBM, Edens said.
Another event planned for the Sovi
ets in Chapel Hill is "colleague day,"
during which the Soviet citizens will
spend time with an American member
a shark problem.
Spangler presented a prototype drug
policy to the BOG last month that listed
specifications fortestingprograms. The
BOG is expected to put the proposal on
its agenda in April or May.
Harry Gooder, chairman of the Fac
ulty Council, said he did not believe the
Faculty Council would support a man
datory testing policy. "A few years ago,
the faculty requested that the policy be
converted to a more voluntary pro
gram, so the present policy is a result of
that request. I see no move among the
faculty to change the stand they took."
The present substance abuse pro
gram consists of mandatory educational
programs and voluntary drug testing
UNC housekeeping staff
Bill to allow more-frequent performance pay increases
Despite attention drawn to their
plight, UNC's housekeepers are still
underpaid and often injured.
The minimum salary for housekeep
ers is $10,880, and the maximum is
$16,608, said Michelle Curry, Univer
sity personnel employment counselor.
The University's housekeepers fall
into the lowest state pay grade, she said.
Some of the housekeepers are ranked
below the poverty level by Orange
County Social Services, depending on
the number of people they support.
Jack Stone, associate personnel di
rector for the University, said low sala
ries have caused a high turnover rate in
the housekeeping department.
"I wish we could pay them more," he
said. "Until we got the performance
pay increases (formerly called merit
pay), which were implemented in Janu
ary, there had been no way to move
folks up in the range since 1982."
Kay Neal, UNC housekeeping serv
ices office manager, said the Univer
sity would probably not try to raise
housekeepers' salaries apart from state
increases, but it was possible salaries
would be raised when the budget crunch
affecting the University eases.
The University does not have the
funds to increase salaries, she said.
"You'd have to ask the General Assem
bly about that," she said. "I haven't
parents and seniors can socialize after
graduation exercises, and the class
wants to offer parents and students an
enjoyable reception, Zeeman said.
A crowd of about 2,000 is expected
for the reception, Kirby said. "We're
trying to give parents and students an
opportunity to get something to drink
and some light refreshments after sit
ting in the sun for a good while at the
graduation ceremonies," she said.
Past receptions featured a wide vari
ety of refreshments displayed under
tents, but this year's refreshments need
not be so elaborate, Kirby said, because
many families will go out to dinner
following the ceremony.
Zeeman said the senior class would
like to help meet some of the reception 's
cost, but they were having a difficult
time funding many of their own activi
ties because of the budget cutbacks.
"Whatever money we have left over
after Senior Week we will probably put
into the reception," he said.
of their profession, Edens said. The
three Soviet physicians will visit with
physicians at the UNC School of
Medicine, and the Soviet solar engi
neer will even have an opportunity to
visit with an American colleague, he
The group will also take a side trip to
Blowing Rock and Old Salem Edens
The Soviets will also have some time
to spend with both their host families,
and with their host organizations (for
example, the churches, women's
groups, and Rotary clubs, all of which
sponsor the exchange program), Edens
said. This time will probably include
touring the University and even learn
ing how an extended American family
celebrates Easter, he said.
Richard Dreyfuss in "Jaws
for all athletes and mandatory counsel
ing programs for athletes who have
been identified as having drug prob
lems, Richard Baddour, associate ath
letic director, said. Testing is done on a
team-by-team basis about twice a
Baddour said he believed the
University's existing drug-testing pol
icy was adequate. "The UNC Board of
Governors has indicated that schools
with athletic programs will have man
datory drug testing programs. We cer
tainly would go along with that and
Brian Bollinger, a UNC football
player, said he did not believe changing
heard anything to make me think the
pay scale would change."
N.C. House Rep. Anne Barnes, D
Orange, said she has worked to help
underpaid state employees for about
seven years. During the summer ses
sion of the General Assembly, she will
introduce a bill to help low-income
state employees receive performance
pay increases more easily.
The bill would give those with sala
ries below $14,000 the opportunity to
receive performance pay increases at
six-month intervals instead of the stan
dard yearly interval, she said.
"This would give those who are doing
their jobs well the opportunity to ad
vance faster," Barnes said.
Neal said almost all housekeepers
recommended for performance pay
increases received a 6 percent salary
increase in January 1990. The exact
number of housekeepers receiving pay
increases was not available, she said.
A UNC housekeeper, who asked not
to be identified, said she thought the
number of housekeepers receiving
performance pay increases was small.
The employee, who is a single parent
with two children, called the system
unfair. "I think we do the work required
to get the merit raises, but we just don't
get them," she said. "They tell us what's
required, but really you have to exceed
Injury is another problem plaguing
lessens gift to charily
By D0RALYN H1CKEY
The cancellation of Beach Blast
cost its organizing committee more
than $3,500 in non-refundable depos
its and fees, but this total could have
been much larger if the bands in
volved had charged their full rates, the
event's coordinators said Monday.
Greg Faucette, Beach Blast co
coordinator, said Monday that two of
the three bands and the stage company
had already settled for deposits, and
that the third band would probably do
the same. "Our agent hasn't gotten a
confirming call from them yet, but
we're 99 percent sure," he said.
The sound technicians working on
the event may charge more than the
deposit because of preliminary set-up
work, but would not charge their full
fees, Faucette added.
The Residence Hall Association
(RHA), South Campus residence halls,
and student government gave the
Beach Blast committee $8,000 to be
arrival in Chapel Hill
The itinerary is similar to the one
followed by the North Carolina citi
zens who visited the Soviet Union last
The assemblage visited many places,
including a viewing of King Lear, Edens
said. "The real value of the visit was
staying in their homes, eating meals
with them and experiencing their hos
pitality," he said.
Members of the N.C. delegation
stayed with host families in the repub
lic of Georgia, where only a month
earlier, on April 9, 1989, 23 independ
ence demonstrators were killed in Tbil
isi, the capital of Georgia, by Soviet
troops. "I stayed with what I would call
a 'professional' family," Phillips said.
In his five-member host family, the
father, who was a plastic surgeon, and
from voluntary to mandatory testing
would make much difference. "On
paper it would be mandatory, but we
would still be tested the same number
of times. They say it's not mandatory,
but if you don't do it you go through
mandatory counseling. So in a way, it's
a mandatory policy, but it's not."
Bollinger said he did not believe it
was fair for athletes to be singled out
for drug testing. "It's really not a matter
of personal rights when they're holding
your scholarship in their hands," he
said. "But there are hundreds of stu
dents doing drugs on this campus and
they aren't tested. Morehead scholars
receive aid, but they don't get tested."
housekeepers, she said. "A girl who
worked on the fourth floor in my build
ing hurt her back on the job (lifting a
heavy trash barrel) and was out of work
almost a year," she said. 'Then she
came back and couldn't do it any more.
She had to quit."
Pat Staley, physical plant utilities
management department secretary, said
that in 1989, the housekeeping staff
reported 1 67 accidents. The housekeep
ing division employs 489 people.
These figures could be slightly mis
leading as to the severity of the injuries,
she said. "We encourage them to report
everything, from paper cuts on up."
While many of these reported acci
dents are the result of housekeepers
trying to lift things which are too heavy
for them, one of the scariest problems is
in the campus laboratories, she said.
"Workers in the labs tend to throw
away things where they're not sup
posed to," Staley said. The disposal of
pipettes (needles) and other sharp ob
jects in the wrong receptacles puts
housekeepers at unnecessary risk, she
said. Four such accidents occurred in
the last quarter of 1989. Fortunately,
none were serious, she said. The prob
lem lies with people in the laboratories,
not the physical plant, she said.
"Of course we don't know what those
needles have been used for," Staley
said. "We're afraid something really
bad will happen."
used for expenses, said Gret Diffen
dal, RHA president. "We expect that
the Beach Blast committee will be,
refunding some of our money, but we
understand the situation that the"
Beach Blast coordinators are in," she
said. - - r:
Susan Baggett, Beach Blast co
coordinator, said any extra money
the committee had after the band
accounts were settled would go to
charity. "We currently have about
$4,200 in our budget," she said. "After:
we repay the RHA, South Campus ;
dorms and student government, we
expect to donate $200 to $300 to the
Ronald McDonald House"
To minimize the loss, Beach Blast
members are continuing to sell T
shirts for the reduced price of $5.,
"We plan to give whatever T-shirts
we have left to the dorms for them to
sell and let them keep the profit,"
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the mother, a gynecologist, lived with
their two children and mother-in-law,
The North Carolinians visited three
Soviet cities, including Moscow, where
they saw a Soviet circus, a folklore
ballet, an outdoor art display and St.
Basil Cathedral, Phillips said.
One interesting observation Phillips
made was the difference between life in
Moscow and in Georgia. He said he
saw very few of the long lines that
Americans associate with the Soviet
economy, but there were some short
lines in Moscow. However, he said
there were no shortages as far as he
could see in Georgia, and that there
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