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Yeltsin promises rebirth
for Russian republic
MOSCOW Populist reformer
Boris N. Yeltsin won the presidency of
the largest Soviet republic Tuesday,
overcoming opposition by Mikhail S.
Gorbachev and declaring the start of
"Russia's social, economic and spiri
. Yeltsin's election, after three hard
fpught ballots in the Congress of
People's Deputies of the Russian Fed
eration, poses a substantial challenge to
Gorbachev and may spur more radical
reforms across the country.
As president of the largest of 15
Soviet republics, Yeltsin will have a
highly visible platform from which to
wage his campaign for more radical
reforms. Yeltsin and other Soviet offi
cials said they believe his election will
help Gorbachev push more radical re
forms. After the vote result was announced
in the Grand Kremlin Palace, Yeltsin
strode to the podium to warm applause
and pledged to "spare nothing health
or time to get out of this crisis and lead
Russia to better times." He called the
day "the beginning of the road to
Russia's social, economic and spiritual
Shiite leader impedes
BEIRUT, Lebanon A Moslem
leader with ties to kidnap groups said
today that efforts to free the six Ameri
can hostages in Lebanon will remain
frozen because of "negative American
He spoke the day after the Bush
administration announced it had pro
vided Iran with information on Iranians
missing in Lebanon as a gesture of
At a news conference Tuesday in
Washington, presidential spokesman
Marl in Fitzwater said the United States
had passed on the latest information on
the four Iranians to Tehran through the
The Shiite leader also repeated ear
lier remarks that the deportation by
Britain of writer Salman Rushdie, au
thor of "The Satanic Verses" would
"greatly facilitate the release" of at
least some of the four British hostages
The author has been in hiding under
British protection ever since.
Disarmed Contras will
return to civilized life
MANAGUA, Nicaragua The gov
ernment has agreed to create more than
20 "development zones" where the
estimated 1 2,000 Contra rebels and their
families can settle after being disarmed.
The agreement was signed Tuesday
night following talks that resumed ear
lier in the day between the government
and Nicaraguan Resistance rebel lead
ers. In the development zones, the rebels
are to integrate themselves back into
peaceful civilian life. Most of the zones
will be in war zones around the coun
try, but the exact areas have not yet
Under the agreement, the demobi
lized rebels agree to receive titles to
rural and urban property within the
from Associated Press reports
Looking for a job?
Figures show that employment is
scarce for graduates 4
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and
Her Lover preview 5
On your mark. Get set. Go!
UNC track members prepare for the
NCAA Championships 7
City and State 4
Arts and Features 5
ASG 'reluctaMty' supports one-time fee
By THOMAS HEALY
A group of the state's student uni
versity leaders assembled in Raleigh
Monday to express their "reluctant"
support for a one-time fee. charge on
university students and to urge state
legislators not to raise tuition.
The student leaders cited the
struggles of in-state students to meet
rising tuition costs, the loss of eco
nomically disadvantaged in-state stu
dents because of past tuition increases
and the section of the state constitution
that calls for "education at the lowest
possible cost" in their petition to the
legislature not to raise tuition again.
"We are not blind to the crisis situ
ation facing our legislators," said Gene
Davis, president of the University of
North Carolina Association of Student
Governments (ASG). "The University
System is in a financial crisis, and we
recognize this one-time fee will allevi
ate some of those financial hardships"
The one-time fee was proposed by
the UNC Board of Governors and is
being considered by the General As
sembly as a means of compensating for
budget cuts and additional students in
the UNC system. The proposed fee
would be $41.50 for in-state students
and $83 for out-of-state students.
Gov. Jim Martin has suggested that
the system consider raising tuition to
cover a shortfall in state revenues.
In supporting the one-time fee, Davis
requested that the legislature ensure the
fee is levied only once, that tuition is
not also raised and that five million
dollars of need-based financial aid
promised with last summer's tuition
increase is returned.
"We were here last summer speak
ing out against a tuition increase," said
Stadeiit government makes
Vinik says group
breath and focus on two projects
By CAMERON TEW Student government is organizing a
Assistant Editor grassroots drive to contact legislators
Student government's summer staff through letters, Vinik said. "We want
is still being organized, but Student students and parents to write their rep
Body Vice President Grant Vinik said resentatives to voice their disapproval
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focus on at least two projects this
Vinik is in charge of the executive
branch until mid-June while Student
Body President Bill Hildebolt is study
ing abroad in Switzerland.
"We hope within the next two weeks
to gather a staff and to get to work,"
Vinik said. "The summer is a time to
catch our breath and look at where
we're going in the fall."
Vinik said working with the admini
stration during the summer months is
an advantage because their calendars
are not as full and time can be spent
concentrating on meeting with the
He added student government will
focus on two projects during the sum-
mer, fighting a possible tuition increase
and completing the Indispensable Guide
A tuition increase is not acceptable,
Vinik said. "Once again students may
have to come back to increased tuition,
It's not fair."
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write your Senate and House
representatives to protest tuition
Davis. "We lost that battle. This year
our state doesn't need a battle over
increased tuition, not in the midst of a
budgetary crisis ... and it is with this
spirit of compromise that we come to
Davis said student leaders would
write their requests in blue books used
for exams and hand-deliver them to
members of the General Assmbly over
the next week.
"We feel confident that our legisla
tors will recognize the importance of
these requests to the system of educa
tion that must be the backbone of North
Carolina's future," said Davis.
Davis said the blue books were
symbolic in that it was as if the General
Assembly was taking an exam. Mike
Wolf, vice president of the ASG, added,
"Let's hope they (General Assembly)
pass the exam."
Mark Bibbs, secretary of the ASG,
said "We hope the General Assembly
will be sympathetic to the needs of stu
dents especially students of low-income
"Government is here to help us, not
hinder us," said Bibbs. "But by raising
tuition again and again, government
hinders countless North Carolinians
from achieving something essential to
success in life: a college education."
Grant Vinik, student body vice presi
dent at UNC-CH said it would be unfair
and an injustice for the legislature to
raise tuition again. Vinik said it would
be lowering the boom on some of North
Carolina's leat well-off students.
Vinik said many students chose the
plans to catch
ot anotner tuition hike.
I don't know where they (General
Assembly) think the money comes
from. Most of us are full-time, unem
ployed students," Vinik said.
The Indispensable Guide to Classes
is another project student government
plans to focus on during the summer.
The guide will outline approximately
25 departments at the University and
describe two general courses in each
department. The guide will also profile
one of the best teachers from each
Vinik said the guide will be invalu
able to students and will be a candid
evaluation done by students for other
students to use. The guide is being
worked on presently, and more people
are needed to complete it.
He said anyone is welcome to come
work on the guide or any other project
that is going on in the executive branch.
"I encourage people to come up and say
they are interested and want to get
involved. This is a good time to get
pathway from Ramshead Paking Lot
money so we've
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universities they did for financial rea
sons and that in return for long lines,
lack of attention and oversized classes,
the students expected an inexpensive
and affordable education.
"I don't think we look 1 ike cash cows.
Volunteers needed for Indispensable
By CAMERON TEW
When students return to UNC in the
Fall, they will be able to buy a new
guide detailing some of the most popu
lar courses on campus, Grant Vinik,
student body vice president, said. The
guide will be sold for about $2.
The Indispensable Guide to Classes
will profile several courses in 25 of the
largest departments on campus, Vinik
said. The guide will be helpful to stu
dents because it will be very candid and
have some flavor. It is a guide written
by students for students, he added.
Tracy Lawson, editor of the guide,
said student government is in the plan
ning stages of compiling the guide and
hope to have it to press by August 1 .
She said students are being sought to
write and to take pictures for the guide,
and student government has been re
cruiting since summer school began.
"We want people who are interested
in the guide. They don't need any expe
rience, but it would be helpful if they
were writing in their major," Lawson
The guide will give a general sum
mary of courses, teachers and require
ments in each department. The guide
will also profile a general, intorductory
course in every department.
Vinik said the guide will let students
to North Campus
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I wish the legislature would quit treat
ing us like we were," said Vinik.
Vinik also said that research shows
the median parental income of incom
ing freshman to UNC-CH has risen at
six times the national average between
plans for fall mow
know what they can expect in the
courses and who some of the better
Lawson said: "We want this to be
positive. It is not to attack professors.
We want it to be a grapevine for stu
dents. Another portion of the guide will
highlight one of the best instructors of
each department. "This is going to give
students a chance to find out who are
some of the better teachers," Vinik said.
"These will be the people and instruc
tors you think of when you look back
on college; the teachers who make you
excited about going to class.
"As most students know, if you have
one great teacher in a semester who
really makes you think and learn, you
By CAMERON TEW
Students and faculty who park in
Ramshead Parking Lot or other south
campus parking lots should avoid us
ing the walkway between the Bie
Woods and Kenan Stadium until the
end of June, according to a construe-
tion administration department engi-
Robert Beke, a UNC building sys
tems engineer, said the path has been
barricaded along the path so workers
can complete their construction and the
area will become more hazardous for
pedestrians as the project progresses.
Beke said he saw numerous people
ignore the barricade August 25, and if
this continued someone might be in-
"It is not as dangerous as it will be.
As we get further into the work and the
trench gets wider, the more people who
walk through, the greater the chance of
"Many people disregard the barri
cades and walk through, and it will
become a big problem if it continues,"
Beke said people were not notified
of the construction because he did not
realize the Daily Tar Heel published
during the summer. "After I saw the
first issue (May 24) I planned to call
about our plans."
Pat Perry, senior from Snow Camp,
N.C., said'the construction caused
problems for students parked in Ram
shead because they had to make de-
tours to get to class. She said she was
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upset because she had no knowledge
the construction would interfere with
her getting to class.
"Many students probably bought
permits in the lot before they knew
about the construction," Perry said.
1980 and 1989. "That is atrocious,"
said Vinik. "We should be ashamed ...
It's time to consider what is right and
what is wrong as we chart our course
into the 3rd century of service to this
Guide to Classes
will have a great semester.
The final section of the guide will
profile one more general course in each
department to give students another
course to look at for variety.
"This sounds limiting, and it is, but
we're trying to put something out for
the students to use," Vinik said. "They
(the students) can rest assured that
bigger and better things are to come.
This will only be a sample."
Vinik said student government will
sell advertisements to fund the book
and will avoid using money appropri
ated from student fees to publish the
Vinik said student government wants
students to get involved in putting to
gether the book.
She also said she called the transpor
tation and parking department to com
plain, but they did not seem concerned
as long as parking spaces were not
Mary Fox, assistant director of ex
ternal operations at the transportation
department, said the department had
not been contacted about the construc
tion. "This is the first we have heard
about it. We have no control of any
thing beyond parking," she said.
Beke said the construction was nart
of the plans for the Alumni Center and
involves running a storm sewer line in
the area around the east corner of Kenan
Stadium. The present line was eroding
the slope around the walkway so the
two lines will be connected.
An electrical duct bank line for the
center also is being completed during
the summer in the same area to mini
mize the problems and inconvenience
Beke said construction work on the
two projects was delayed until the
summer because construction would
cause more problems during the regu
lar year. "There isn't a good time to do
this work, but the summer is better than
any other time," Beke said.
Fox said people who were not satis
fied could be placed on the parking
waiting list for other parking lots. "At
this point we have issued a minimal
amount of spaces. We do space counts
throughout the week and open up spaces
in lots where we can."
She said waiting list people are given
new spaces as they are available each
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Monday, and the list is posted in the
Beke said Stadium Drive would
remain closed until approximately July
1 0 so chill water and steam lines can be
laid in for the center.