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Volume 93, Issue 35
Monday, April 23,1930
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American hostage freed
with Syrian, Iranian help
DAMASCUS, Syria Pro-Iranian
kidnappers freed American hostage
Robert Polhill in Beirut Sunday after
nearly 39 months of captivity. He was
the first American hostage to be re
leased in nearly three and a half years.
The White House said a U.S. plane
would take Polhill to West Germany
for debriefing and a medical exam
before he returned to the United States.
Spokesman Marl in Fitzwater thanked
Iran and Syria for their roles in the
""I'm very happy and grateful to all
the people who spent time on my case,"
Polhill said in a Syrian TV interview.
But he added, "I'm still deeply con
cerned about my two friends and others
who are still held in the conditions I
was held in." Seventeen Western hos
tages remain in Lebanon, including
Polhill, 55, of New York was freed
near the seaside Summerland Hotel in
Moslem western Beirut at 5:15 p.m.
(11:15 a.m. EDT) and driven immedi
ately to Damascus. He was to be handed
over to U.S. Ambassador Edward
Djerejian at the Foreign Ministry, Syr
ian sources said.
Terms of the release, which followed
a series of communiques from the Shiite
Moslem kidnappers, were not known.
See related story, page 2.
Pope calls for meeting to
spread church's message
Pope John Paul II announced plans
Sunday for an unprecedented European-wide
meeting of bishops to dis
cuss spreading the church's message
across the continent after the fall of
At an outdoor Mass later in Brati
slava, which drew several hundred
thousand faithful on a rain-drenched
field, the pope lauded the perseverance
of Roman Catholics and gave special
thanks to Czechoslovakia's youth, who
sparked the peaceful November revo
lution. Discovery shuttle liftoff
set for Tuesday morning
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.
Discovery's five astronauts returned
Sunday for a second attempt to launch
the shuttle with NASA's most valuable
and celebrated payload, the $ 1 .5 billion
Hubble Space Telescope.
Discovery is scheduled to lift off at
8:31 a.m. Tuesday.
; "We feel very confident that things
, are going to go well this time," said
Discovery's commander, Air Force Col.
NASA test director Mike Leinbach
said Sunday that the countdown was
proceeding smoothly and the shuttle
appeared to be in perfect condition.
The countdown got under way Satur
A faulty power unit forced the first
launch attempt to be scrubbed four
minutes before liftoff April 10. The
unit was replaced with a new one, which
tests showed to be fine.
A 70 percent chance of favorable
weather was expected at launch time,
with low clouds being the main con
cern, said Ed Priselac, Air Force shuttle
weather officer. A weak cold front from
the north was expected to pass through
the area by Monday night.
From Associated Press reports
Money to the ears
My Boy Elroy to perform benefit
concert for Rape Crisis Center ....3
Chapel Hill gears up for GUTTER
Day scheduled for Saturday 4
Women's track, men's tennis teams
clinch ACC titles 12
Campus and city 3
Sports Monday 12
The history of Keith Edwards' grievance
against the University Police Deptartment
June 1 987 The University police department reorganized and
promoted 13 officers. Soon afterward, Edwards and
several other officers filed discrimination grievances
against the department.
July 1 988 The University Staff Employee Grievance Committee
found no evidence of racial or sexual discrimination in
the police department's promotion practices. The
committee did not make recommendations for im
Sept. 1 988 Edwards, charging that the entire grievance process
was unfair, continued with her grievance while the other
officers dropped their cases. Her decision eventually led
to step four in the grievance process, which went
beyond the University's jurisdiction to state court.
Sept. 1 989 Edwards' court hearing before a state judge at step four
in the grievance process was postponed because of a
scheduling conflict in the state attorney general's office.
Oct. 1 989 State judge Delores Nesnow denied the University's
request to dismiss Edwards' case.
Feb. 1 990 Edwards' court hearing ended, with the judge's decision
for Earifli Week
By MICHELLE SMITH
The seven days set aside for Earth
Week and celebrated around the world
have ended, but UNC students involved
in the week's events said the enthusi
asm generated would be around for a
Ethan Clotfelter, Earth Week com
mittee co-chairman of Student Envi
ronmental Action Coalition, said a
variety of people were involved across
the nation in this year's activities.
Although many scheduled events
were planned for Earth Week at UNC,
many students celebrated in their own
Bonny Moellenbrock, a sophomore
from Centre Hall, Pa., said she and two
friends distributed bags in Manly Resi
dence Hall to encourage residents to
separate their trash for recycling.
Police arrest man for
rape, Iddnap attempt
From staff reports
Edwin Tyrone Wade, 20, of Route
1 l,Box219,Highway54 West, Chapel
Hill, was arrested at 6:08 a.m. Sunday
and charged with one count of attempted
second-degree rape, one count of second-degree
kidnapping and six traffic
Wade's arrest occurred after Officer
S.S. Barnes of the University police
saw a female running away from a
parked vehicle in Rams Head Parking
Lot. According to police reports, the
woman was visibly upset and in need of
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Smith a little wet in the dunking booth and donate $1 afternoon outside
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Moellenbrock, co-chairwoman of
Tar Heel Aluminum Recycling Pro
gram, said they put out separate bags
for newspaper, colored paper, white
paper, glass and plastic.
They will not continue distributing
the bags because it is inconvenient to
drive repeatedly to Raleigh, where the
plastic is recycled, she said. The
project's purpose was to show students
that things they do can make a differ
ence. "I think Earth Week was successful
because the events did inform people of
what needs to be done," Moellenbrock
said. "You can't help but know there's
something wrong here, and now we
know some things we can do."
Chuck Brittain, governor of Hender
son Residence College (HRC), also
See EARTH WEEK, page 9
Barnes approached the vehicle,
which left the scene with Barnes in
pursuit. Another officer arrived on the
scene and took the victim to Student
The pursuit ended at South Road and
Columbia Street when Wade wrecked
his vehicle. He was taken to North
Carolina Memorial Hospital where he
was treated for minor injuries resulting
from the wreck. He was then released
and taken to the magistrate's office.
Wade's bail was set at $90,000.
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By MYRON B. PITTS
Assistant University Editor
Officer Keith Edwards, who filed a
discrimination complaint against the
University police department in 1987,
is still waiting for a verdict on her case,
although her grievance hearing was
completed Feb. 2.
Edwards' grievance, along with those
of several other officers, was submitted
after 13 white officers were promoted
during a 1987 departmental reorgani
zation. Of the eight people who filed
grievances, only Edwards carried the
process to Step 4, the only level handled
outside of University jurisdiction.
UNC's lawyer, N.C. Assistant At
torney General Lars Nance, has yet to
receive a transcript of the court hear
ing, Edwards said. Upon receiving the
transcripts, both Nance and Edwards's
counsel, Alan McSurely, will have 30
60 days to prepare final arguments, and
the trial judge will have an additional
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Simcha Weinstein entertains a youngster at Weaver Street Market, where
the Earth Day Parade culminated, Saturday afternoon.
Chapel Hill man arrested for 1989 rape, assault
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By JESSICA YATES
Chapel Hill Police charged a man
of the Senior Week activities Friday
of the Union.
45 days to hand down a decison.
Edwards said she wished both attor
neys had delivered oral final arguments
to avoid a lengthy wait. The extended
length of time is working in favor of the
University and represents a ploy to put
"wear and tear" on her to make her "go
away," she added.
"It's taken long enough to get a tran
script. This case has been tied up in red
tape from the beginning."
The police department will find
handling problems difficult if it takes
so long for complaints to be addressed,
Edwards said. "No one should have to
go through this. I only filed a grievance.
How can you deal with problems if
you're going to allow this to happen?"
Edwards has filed a new grievance,
which has also reached Step 4, and
plans to release the details later this
week. Despite the numerous grievances
that have besieged the police depart
ment and a recommendation from
Thursday with breaking into a woman's
apartment in the Ephesus Church Road
area and raping her on April 27, 1989.
Michael Joseph Morgan, 35, of 1009
Clarence Drive, Chapel Hill, was
charged with second-degree rape, second-degree
sexual offense and first
degree burglary, Chapel Hill Police
Planner Jane Cousins said. Morgan was
held on $50,000 secured bond but was
released after someone signed a piece
of property on the bond.
Morgan's first appearance in
Elections Board to present
rules changes to congress
By SUSIE KATZ
In a Friday afternoon forum, the
Elections Board discussed another
round of changes in elections rules
which it plans to send to the Student
Congress Rules and Judiciary Com
mittee today and eventually to full
congress for final approval.
After the highly publicized contro
versy surrounding this spring's student
body president election, it was clear
that the elections laws needed to be
reviewed and revised, said Mary Jo
Harris, Elections Board chairwoman.
"There was a lot of vagueness as far
as what the powers of the Elections
Board were, how they could be imple
mented, and what procedure to follow
(in implementing them)," she said.
Board members discussed the code
all weekend so they would be ready to
present their proposed changes to the
Rules and Judiciary Committee today,
Harris said. "The sooner this gets done
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Chancellor Paul Hardin to give every
qualified officer a Fair chance at pro
motion, the discriminatory practices'
remain, Edwards said.
"It's (the grievance is) based on the
same thing," Edwards said. "It's still
Two other officers, Ollie Bowler and
Lonnie Sexton, recently received the
resolution of a grievance they filed in
1988. Bowler and Sexton also filed a
grievance in 1987 but dropped it at the
Step 3 level.
Bowler said the 1988 grievance had
just gone through Step 2 and was headed
for Step 3 when John Devitto, who had
just been appointed director of security
services, reviewed their case and de
cided they had been mistreated. Sexton
and Bowler each received a promotion
to lieutenant, backpay dating from
March 10, 1 989, and a letter of apology
See EDWARDS, page 9
By STEPHEN P00LE
Beginning today, Stadium Drive will
be partially closed for the next two or
three days to make way for construc
tion on the new Alumni Center, accord
ing to parking officials.
Dennis Garrett, parking control
supervisor for the UNC Department of
Transportation and Parking, said the
department would restrict through-traffic
from about 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today
and would close about 30 parking spaces
in front of Parker and Teague Resi
dence Halls during the construction.
The University is accommodating
the arrival and unloading of several
trucks hauling 100-foot steel girders.
Garrett said he expected the trucks to
begin arriving at 8 a.m. today.
Despite the inconvenience to motor
ists, the changes should not interfere
with exam or moving schedules of
nearby residents, Garrett said.
'The entire street is not going to be
closed off. We're going to get in and
out as soon as possible."
Garrett said all of the girders could
be delivered and unloaded in two days,
but the department has scheduled three
days in case of bad weather. "It all
depends on the weather," he said.
Many spaces will not be closed dur
ing the process. S4 and I Lots will
See STADIUM DR., page 9
Hillsborough District Court was Fri
day, when a judge reviewed and sus
tained the charges. He will appear in
Chapel Hill District Court May 1 1 for
his probable cause hearing, said Joan
Terry, assistant clerk of court in
Cousins said information from an
unnamed source led to Morgan's ar
rest. "The investigators have been
working on all the sexual assault cases.
See MORGAN, page 9
and the longer the code is in effect, the
more familiar the new Elections Board
will be with it."
Although some of the changes were
meant to clarify the rules that candi
dates must follow during campaigns,
many of them were simply procedural
clarifications to allow the Elections
Board to function more smoothly,
"We made a lot of additions to the
code that won't really affect any candi
dates, just procedure-type additions."
Many of the changes came under the
heading of penalties. Proposed changes
in the code would give the board the
authority to act as soon as it had deter
mined that violations had occurred.
Mark Shelburne, Rules and Judici
ary Committee chairman, said he
thought the two most important changes
involved the definition of campaign
materials and the procedures by which
See FORUM, page 9