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Chance of T-storms High in upper 80s Friday: Cloudy High in upper 80s . WELCOME BACK!!! Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 98, Issue 51 Thursday, August 30, 1993 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 Budget cote leave mm slhuredls 0 Tfl'il- 1 1 m X IMC GL 1 0 H (r Q $ Preliminary census results now available WASHINGTON The United States has 245,837,683 residents, ac cording to preliminary census figures released Wednesday. California was the most populous of the states. New York retained its grip on second place, with Texas a close third as the last four state population reports were made public. In the battle of the cities, Charlotte was officially ranked as larger than Atlanta. See story, page 14 A. Indian bus accident claims 30 passengers NEW DELHI, India A bus plunged off a road in the Himalayan foothills and rolled down a gorge Wednesday, killing 30 people, news agencies said. Twenty-three other passengers were injured in the crash in Himachal Pradesh New Delhi, according to Press Trust of India and United News of India. The bus was carry ing about 70 people when it toppled down the 650-foot deep gorge, Press Trust said. Stay postpones trial for child molestation EDENTON, N.C. The North Carolina Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay in the pre-trial pro ceedings against seven defendants charged with sexually molesting 30 or more children at a former day-care center. The order issued Monday gives the high court time to consider an appeal by prosecutors to reverse a judge's decision joining the defendants. The appeal to the Supreme Court was made Aug. 17 after the state Court of Appeals dis missed the original appeal without hearing the case. "All we're asking the Supreme Court to do is stay, or hold up, the proceed ings," Assistant Attorney General William Hart said. Prosecutors want to keep the seven defendants separated for the trial. In February, Superior Court Judge Bradford Tillery granted a defense motion to join the Little Rascals Day Care Center defendants for trial. Hart and Chowan County District Attorney H.P. Williams objected, and asked Tillery to reconsider his decision. At a pre-trial hearing in May, Tillery reaffirmed his original decision. The prosecutors then appealed. Illinois tornadoes kill 24, injure hundreds CREST HILL, 111. Rescuers on Wednesday searched a tornado-devastated swath of northern Illinois for the missing and the dead, while folks began salvaging belongings from homes the twisters shredded "like an eggbeater." At least 24 people died and more than 300 were injured Tuesday by the tor nadoes, which steamrolled across a re gion known as "Tornado Alley," about 35 miles southwest of Chicago. Scores of people were left homeless. The storms struck virtually without warning Tuesday afternoon along an eight-mile path. Hit hardest were the small towns of Crest Hill and Plainfield. From Associated Press reports mm End of the line UNC students say farewell to drop add lines in Woollen Gym 3A Brother, can you spare a dime? Fewer campus jobs available due to budget cuts 5B Campus 2A City , 7A National : , 10A Classifieds i 20A Comics 21 A Opinion 22A Sports 1B Arts 4B Features ;6B 1 990 DTH Publishing Corp. All rights reserved. Economic future looks bleak By ELIZABETH BYRD Staff Writer If UNC's budget woes continue, a major overhaul of the University's structure, including the elimination of several programs and a decrease in en rollment, will be necessary, Chancellor Paul Hardin said Wednesday. 'There's just no more fat to cut," he said. "If there are any further cuts we will have to change the nature of the University, reduce the number of things we're doing and reduce our enrollment." Provost Dennis O'Connor said he did not expect an upswing in the University's economic situation for at least two years. "I'm not very optimis tic for the next 24 months," he said. If funding is not restored, the Uni versity will soon be faced with hard choices, O'Connor said. "I don't think that we can maintain the quality of the University in the vast areas in which we are currently good," he said. "And that will take some tough decisions involving the entire Univer sity community, not just the adminis tration. It involves students, faculty and Unexpected money Rv STFPHANIP inUNQTnfcl i.. i O By STEPHANIE JOHNSTON Assistant University Editor The University has pulled from re serve funds $750,000 that could be used to combat the effects of state budget cuts on teaching assistantships, Provost Dennis O'Connor said Tuesday. The money did not come from state funds, O'Connor said. "It (the money) is a result of donations or interest earned on accounts," he said. Because of a 5 percent cut in the state's allocations to the University, some class sections had to be cut. As a result, some graduate students were told funds for their teaching assistant sala ries might be eliminated. One of the reasons the University reappropriated the funds was to protect the reputation of the graduate school, O'Connor said. "Reputations are lost more quickly than they are built," he said. "Our graduate school has a fine reputation, and we want to preserve that." With the additional money, the Uni versity will now be able to honor all promises made to graduate students for funding, said Henry Dearman, dean of the Graduate School. "For example, say the Romance languages department normally hires 50 TAs," Dearman said. "All of a sud den, they are told by the dean of arts and sciences that the budget dictates they Cuts' impact worries faculty By THOMAS HEALY Staff Writer In addition to concerns about can celed classes, some UNC educators are stressing the deeper effects of budget cuts and pointing out the need for greater faculty interaction with the University administration and the General Assembly. Faculty leaders and administrators both say the combined effect of low salaries and a deteriorating support environment resulting from budget problems could have a negative effect on the ability of the University to retain quality faculty members. . . ... Cednc Woods, a UNC activist Ail Ikr ;r sJlf4 v? .W ijp oYj staff." David Crotts, senior fiscal analyst for the General Assembly's Fiscal Re search Department, said the state bud get problems that prompted these cuts have no end in sight and may become more severe in coming years. "I think there is a fair chance we are already in a recession," he said. The Fiscal Research Department's budget for the 1 992 fiscal year projects a revenue shortfall of $484 million, based on expected revenues and ex penditures for the year. The projection for this year's shortfall is $336 million. "I would say it's going to be tight at least through the mid-1990s," Crotts said. "And because of the state's revenue slowdown, the situation is getting worse." The University could continue to experience a financial shortage, de pending on where the legislature decides to make cuts. Jim Newlin, also an analyst in the Fiscal Research Department, said some See CUTS, page 18A only have 40. 'There are 10 people high and dry. These funds the provost has put to gether in emergency funds are designed to restore those commitments." But all of the funds can't be used to pay graduate students to teach because of the nature of the funds, Dearman said. "Maybe out of the 10 graduate students, two will be TAs and eight will be research assistants who are still paid." Graduate students said they were also hurt because classes that normally would have been added during registration would not be offered because of budget cuts. "To us people who would have been -funded (after classes are added) are still layoffs," said Cindy Hahamovitch, past president of Graduate Students United and a graduate student in history. The use of reserve funds is a one time solution to the problem, graduate students and administrators said. "It's a Band-Aid solution," said Jerry Bradshaw, GSU co-president and an economics graduate student. "Next year we may not be so lucky unless the legislature makes up the 5 percent cut," said Robert Johnson, a philosophy graduate student. Graduate students said the UNC system General Administration should See GRADUATES, page 2A "I'm concerned about faculty reten tion because I get calls from friends of mine on the West Coast who say 'hey, we're going after a couple of your fill in the blank chemists, biologists, whatever," Provost Dennis O'Connor said in an interview this week. The real issue in retaining quality faculty is the support the faculty re ceived, not necessarily the amount of their salaries, O'Connor said. "The support environment is impor tant, and it's what is hard to maintain with budget cuts," he said. "It's like you're going to be the captain of the Navy with no ships." DTHChadPike for Native American rights, is under investigation for a man's death Campus services adjust to funding shortages By THOMAS HEALY Staff Writer While University educators are dealing with the effects of budget-related cuts on curriculum, directors of crucial service departments are voicing their concerns and trying to minimize the effect of depleted staffs and reduced hours on daily campus operations. Areas as wide-ranging as the educa tional services and the physical plant are feeling the effects of the state budget crisis, and the problems of each de partment will affect the whole campus, officials said this week. Libraries to cut hours Larry Alford, assistant University librarian for planning and finance, said Monday that the budget crisis would directly affect the library by reducing the total quality of services available, as well as its operating hours. Alford said a 10 percent reduction in the library's full-time positions has forced library administrators to cut the operating hours of Davis Library by nine hours and those of the Under- GSU members Rob Harry Gooder, professor of micro biology and chairman of the faculty council, said faculty morale is bound to be despondent because of the lack of fiscal planning by the state legis lature. "The current financial situation will obviously make it more difficult to retain some faculty," Gooder said. As part of the 1990 budget, Uni versity faculty members received a 6 percent pay increase, but Colin Palmer, professor and history de partment chairman, said that increase See CLASSES, page 17A preserves graduate Jobs V ' 1 ; I V- t hi?" ';?' '-'4 ji aZz: - Reduced Fall Library Schedules iimiMm:fn:w Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday .. Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday graduate Library by 1 8 hours, an action he said would have a "profound effect on the ability of students to study and do research." Although the library's budget for books and serials has not been cut, the state budget problems have left it unable to respond to inflation and increases in the costs of foreign journals which Withers, Ngina Chiteji and Jeff Konz protest outside dropadd Hearing set grievance c By JENNIFER PILL A Staff Writer Arguments contesting a judge's de cision that UNC discriminated against UNC Police Officer Keith Edwards will not be heard until October at the earli est, according to an associate state at torney general representing UNC in the case. The State Personnel Comm iss ion w i 1 1 heaj the University's arguments and could overturn Judge Delores Nesnow's decision. That decision, which was handed down last month, came more Indian Circle leader shoots, kills intruder By SHANNON 0'GRADY Staff Writer Morehead Scholar and Carolina In dian Circle President James Cedric Woods shot and killed a man who broke into the home of his girlfriend Aug. 20 in Lumberton, police said. Lumberton police were unable to give a full account of the shooting. Captain Benson Phillips said. "There is only so much I can tell you right now. A com plete investigation is under way." Woods, a senior, admitted to shoot ing the man, Phillips said. Woods, a resident of Pembroke, was visiting his girlfriend, Victoria Oxendine, at her Lumberton home when 27-year-old Gene Berry Clark broke into the house. "There were signs of forced entry," Phillips said. "Glass was broken in the bedroom window." Woods and Don Bullard, his attor ney, declined to" comment. .8 a.m. -11 p.m. ...8 a.m. -6 p.m. .10 a.m. - 6 p.m. ..Noon -11 p.m. ...8 a.m. - midnight 8 a.m. -6 p.m. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. .10 a.m. -midnight fluctuate with the value of the dollar. John Shipman, University bibliogra pher, said Tuesday that these factors have resulted in a 8.7 percent reduction in book and serial purchasing power over the last four years. That will result in fewer books, cancellation of some See BUDGET, page 19A DTHJoe Muhl than three years after Edwards griev ance was filed. "There is the potential that the com mission would hear arguments during their Oct. 2 date," said Lars Nance, who will represent the University in the case. "But there are quite a number of other cases that could be heard ahead of it." Nance said that the commission meets eight times annually and that two meetings remain for the commission in October and December. See EDWARDS, page 3A In an unconfirmed report, the Ra leigh News and Observer said Clark; roamed through the house before find-1 ing Woods and Oxendine hiding in a bathroom. The newspaper reported that; Clark kicked down the door and was then shot several times with a small handgun. No other weapons have been found, in the investigation, Detective John Moore said. 'The-only thing we dis covered is a handgun that the victim was shot with," he said. "No knives or any other weapons have been found." Moore said the police department was waiting for several reports before disclosing any more information. "We are going to have to wait on the autopsy report and some other physical evidence from the lab before we say anything," he said. No charges have been filed at this : time. Once more into the breach. Henry V

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