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Volume 93, Issue 52
Friday, August 31, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Pressing for soace
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Women, children still
held hostage in Iraq
WASHINGTON Freedom proved
elusive Thursday for thousands of for
eign women and children promised safe
passage out of Iraq, and diplomacy took
center stage as the U.N. secretary
general arrived in Jordan to try to me
diate the Persian Gulf crisis.
Iraq had said foreign women and
children would be allowed to leave
beginning Wednesday. But State De
partment spokeswoman Margaret
Tutwiler said no exit permits had been
issued to Americans as of Thursday.
Tutwiler said Iraqi authorities were
insisting on a variety of arcane paper
work, including a letter requesting
permission to go, translated into Arabic
and affixed with a stamp from authori
ties certifying that all local taxes had
The State Department has said about
one-third of the 3,000 Americans who
have been barred from leaving Iraq and
Kuwait are women or children age 18
and under. The Americans are among
about 2 1 ,000 Westerners trapped since
Iraq took over Kuwait on Aug. 2.
rises to record level
RALEIGH The population of
North Carolina's prison system reached
its highest single-day record Thursday,
triggering the provisions of the Supercap
for the second time this week.
As of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, there
were 18,826 inmates in the state's 90
prisons. That exceeds the previous
record of 18,749 set on July 27, 1990.
The Supercap was triggered Monday
and expired Tuesday.
The Supercap provisions are set into
action when the prison population is
above 18,715. At that time the Parole
Commission is required toconsider most
parole-eligible felons in the expanded
pool of those being considered for early
release. The commission will use this
expanded pool as long as the prison
population remains above 18,715.
Several classes of felons are excluded
from parole consideration, including
murderers, drug kingpins, drug traf
fickers, sexual offenders and those in
mates convicted of driving while im
paired or DWI-related charges.
The prison cap that was triggered
July 26 when the criminal population
exceeded 18,341 for the 15th consecu
tive day remains in effect, according to
the Department of Correction. The Pa
role Commission has until Oct. 23 to
reduce the prison population.
KICK group can mail
to prison inmates
HOUSTON The Texas Depart
ment of Criminal Justice has granted a
Texas Ku Klux Klan group permission
to mail such publications as "Negro
Watch," "Jew Watch" and "Knightly
News" to prison inmate subscribers.
Prison officials said inmates have
been receiving Klan and extreme right
and left-wing publications for the past
five to 1 0 years, following acourt ruling
that opened the door to more liberal
prison mailing rules. But they had not
been allowed to receive publications
from a Texas Klan group.
Civil rights groups criticized the de
cision announced Wednesday, saying
the publications would only fuel prison
From Associated Press reports
New pay schedule established for
some state employees 3
Controversy over noise ordinance
grows louder 4
Special sports section highlights UNC,
ACC football insert
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By LEE WEEKS
The University is discriminating
against international students by forcing
them to buy health insurance coverage
for outpatient psychotherapy and ma
ternity care from one of two policies, a
group of international graduate students
said this week.
International students said that they
want to purchase health insurance but
that the policies chosen by the Univer
sity do not have adequate coverage, are
too expensive and do not offer students
a choice in the type of coverage they
UNC's Student Health Service In
surance Committee requires that all
international students purchase health
insurance policies with either Blue
CrossBlue Shield or Hinchcliff Inter
national, Inc. (Ultra 7), said Laura
Thomas, SHSIC chairwoman.
The University will accept other in
surance policies in addition to Blue
CrossBlue Shield and Hinchcliff In
ternational if the policies: 1) are U.S.
based, 2) consider pregnancy to be
covered as any other illness, and 3)
provide coverage for outpatient psy
chotherapy, Thomas said.
James Cansler, associate vice chan
cellor of student affairs, said interna
tional students are being discriminated
against in some respects, but for their
benefit. "International students also get
special housing and language services
that are not offered to U.S. citizens," he
UNC requires only international
students to purchase health insurance
under these guidelines, but U.S. students
may soon be required to purchase health
insurance policies also, Cansler said.
"I project that within the next two
years, health insurance will be made
mandatory for all students American
and international," Cansler said.
Hill, Chesson and Associates of
Chapel Hill have administered about
3,000 Blue CrossBlue Shield and 400
Ultra 7 policies to international and
American students at UNC this year,
said Dan Hill, an insurance representa
tive with the firm.
Departments set curricula for academic minor
Departments offering academic minors
African Studies History
Afro-American Studies Japanese (East Asian Studies)
American Studies Latin (Classics)
Art History Linguistics
Chinese (East Asian Studies) Marine Sciences
Comparative Literature Public Policy Analysis
Dramatic Art Religious Studies
Geography Russian and East European
Geology Literature in Translation
Germanic Languages Russian Language
Private company suggested
to save ailing Carolina Inn
By MARCIE BAILEY
Several years of financial losses may
mean the Carolina Inn's employees will
soon work for a private company instead
of the state of North Carolina, officials
said this week.
University administrators want the
UNC Foundation to create a new man
agement company to take over the hotel
because, as part of the University, the
inn and its employees are limited by
state financial regulations. The UNC
Foundation, the Board of Trustees and
the Council of State must approve the
creation of a company to run the Inn
before any action can be taken.
Ed Rehkopf, Mnn general manager,
said the new company would be sepa
rate from the University and operate its
own pay scale, personnel and purchas
ing. The creation of the company would
also affect employees' status, changing
them from state employees to employ
ees in the private sector.
"We want to sit down with employ
ees and give each individual employee
a choice," he said. "They may stay with
the hotel or the University will try to
If you drink,
The Ultra 7 policy, which is less
expensive than Blue CrossBlue Shield,
was purchased by 375 international
students and 25 American students.
About 375 international students pur
chased Blue CrossBlue Shield, and
2,625 American students bought the
"The policies bought by the students
do not discriminate between national
and international students," Hill said.
"The insurance polices offer the same
coverage and benefits for all students at
Norbert Stahl, a German graduate
student, said maternity coverage for
males and outpatient psychiatric care
are two stipulations that have signifi
cantly reduced the number of other
health insurance policies that interna
tional students would have chosen in
stead of those offered by the University.
But Cansler said statistics from past
years indicate the three points of health
insurance most frequently used by in
ternational students (ages 18-25) are
maternity care, outpatient psycho
therapy and accident coverage.
"It has been our experience over the
years that these services have been called
upon the most," Cansler said.
Students said they were concerned
because Cansler never showed them
statistics supporting these as the most
commonly used services. Students said
they doubted international students used
outpatient psychotherapy more than
"Statistics showing that international
students require more psychiatric care
than domestic students is not released
upon request," Stahl said.
Students can receive psychiatric
counseling at SHS or through support
groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous,
Cansler said students seeking psy
chiatric services may find SHS and
support group counseling inadequate.
If a student needs more extensive
counseling to meet his or her emotional
needs, SHS refers the student to a pro
fessional not affiliated with the Uni-
See HEALTH, page 2
find a comparable state job. We can
give no guarantees, but we have a
commitment to do it in a way that no one
A stable, experienced and well-paid
staff is necessary for the hotel's success,
but the whole problem in this case is the
underlying system under which the inn
is forced to operate, Rehkopf said.
The biggest problem for the inn is the
state's lack of flexibility and its rules
that aren't designed for a business like
a hotel, Rehkopf said. The hotel business
varies daily, and under state regulations
the inn cannot raise and lower payrolls
when necessary, he said.
For the past four years the state has
mandated pay increases for all state
employees, resulting in an overall 20
percent payroll increase, Rehkopf said.
Because the state does not match its
mandate with appropriated funds, the
inn must absorb its own payroll in
creases. Competition from other hotels
keeps the inn from raising room rates to
pay for the increases.
Also, moving employees to other state
See INN, page 4
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By SHANNON 0'GRADY
A new honors facility will be pro
posed to the Facilities Planning Com
mittee this fall, Sara Mack, professor
of classics and acting associate dean
of honors, said Thursday.
It is unclear exactly what the pro
posal will be, Mack said. "One idea is
to have a free-standing building on
"At this point, no decision has been
made as to where (it will be), if (it will
exist), or anything else," Mack said.
"It is just something that is under
consideration this fall."
The proposed site for the honors
building is between Ruffin and Grimes
residence halls. Mixing academic
buildings with residence halls is not
something students want, said Gret
Diffendal, Resident Housing Asso
ciation president. "I have a real strong
feeling that students want a place to
go and get away from school."
A volleyball court and barbeque
area had already been planned for the
proposed site, shesaid. "If that is what
the residents want, that is what should
be put there, not a building."
Bill Hildebolt, student body presi
dent, agreed that the site between
SEAC to relocate office
By MARCIE BAILEY
The Student Environmental Action
Coalition is planning to move its national
office from the Campus Y to a house off
campus because of confusion about how
money was being spent, said SEAC
members and Campus Y administrators.
The Campus Y administrators were
concerned about how SEAC's money
was allocated between SEAC UNC and
national SEAC, said Zenobia Hatcher
Wilson, director of the Campus Y.
"National SEAC needed more economy
in terms of how they spent it, and it
(giving national SEAC more Campus Y
money) was more than I could legally
do as director of Campus Y," she said.
Quaker Kappel, national SEAC co
director, said national SEAC split with
the Campus Y because national SEAC
was spending money for mailing
memberships, research and organizing
groups. National SEAC thought it would
be better to become an independent
organization, because projects and
money spent are not exclusively for
UNC, but extend to other campus SEAC
groups, she said.
By KENNY M0NTEITH
UNC students can broaden their
educational scope this year with a new
academic minor system that includes
21 different subjects such as business
administration and history.
The number of minors is a good start
for the program, said Gillian Cell, dean
of the College of Arts and Sciences.
'This is definitely more than I thought
we would get initially," she said.
Cell said many departments, such as
philosophy, decided not to participate
in the minor program because they were
overloaded with students taking Gen
eral College perspectives.
"Most others (departments) are just
going to sit back and watch what will
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Ruffin and Grimes was not an appropri
ate place for the new honors facility. "I
could never support that location."
"I am not convinced there needs to be
a free-standing building," Hildebolt said.
"I am more excited about putting it in
Carroll after the renovations."
To raise the most funds for the hon
ors program, a free-standing building is
necessary, said Barbara Habel, execu
tive director of the Arts and Sciences
Foundation. "It does not have to be a
free-standing building, but that would
be ideal," she said. "From a fund-raising
perspective, it is easier to get donations
for a free-standing building that would
carry someone's name."
Enhancing thehonors program is vital
to the academic excellence of UNC,
said Habel, a former honors student. "It
is important as the University competes
with other schools that we have a
stronger honors program than we have
now," she said. "Having a facility for
the honors program would provide the
visibility needed to raise money for
The honors office is presently located
on the third floor of Steele Building,
Habel said. "The honors program has to
have more space. We are running an
academic program that benefits thou
The national SEAC is using funds
from grants and revenues from last
y ear ' s Threshold conference to purchase
a house, Kappel said.
SEAC was formed in 1986 from an
environmental awareness group at UNC.
SEAC expanded into a national orga
nization about two and one half years
ago when the group became more action
oriented. SEAC UNC, which initiates many of
the national projects, will remain part of
the Campus Y.
Alec Guettel, SEAC UNC co-chairman,
said the separation of the national
and campus SEAC group would allow
more organization and manpower for
projects in the coming year.
Students will experience advantages
working with the national and campus
organization, he said.
"It was hard to run national from the
SEAC UNC office. Now we can be
much more organized," he said. "Our
experience will help us to work with
other universities in the UNC system, to
become more aware of issues around
the state and to help us improve our
recycling, rain forest and political
happen in other various departments as
they handle the minor," she said.
Some departments were close to
having a minor, but did not meet the
deadline to turn in the required classes,
Cell said. "We should expect some
others (minors) to come on line later
Most minor curricula will require a
minimum of five specific courses. The
student, with the help of a faculty ad
viser, can choose one additional course.
Students wanting a business admin
istration minor must go through a
competitive application process.
Eleven requirements and limitations
were created along with the academic
A student may have only one mi
one of only a few hotels in the nation owned by a university
sands out of fewer square footage
than one restroom in the Dean Dome."
"We are an institution that pro
motes and supports academic excel
lence," Habel said. "We have to have
a visible sign of that commitment."
Funding for the honors building
would come from private sources,
Mack said. "This would not take away
from anything else," she said. "It
would come entirely from benefac
tors. It is pure gain and no less."
No design has been approved for a
new facility yet. Mack said. "As
suming, of course, approval is won,
the hope is for a fairly small space
with about 6,000 square feet, in
cluding seminar rooms," she said.
The building would be designed
for use by all students. "By having a
building, we would be providing
something this campus desperately
needs, which is small classrooms,"
she said. "The building would not
necessarily be involving just honors
students, but students real ly interested
Habel also said she hoped a new
building could benefit all students.
"Finally, here is a facility which would
directly benefit all undergraduate
UNC student Donald Whitt ier placed
advertisements in magazines such as
Greenpeace about forming an organi
zation such as SEAC, and students
across the nation wrote letters in support
of forming a national collegiate group
to address environmental problems.
Kappel said students realized the
importance of the environment and
needed a way to be heard on issues.
"Student voice is not very loud when
it is fragmented on a lot of different
campuses," she said. "SEAC offered a
structure for students tocome together."
Mark Chilton, co-chairman of Tar
Heel Aluminum Recycling Program,
said SEAC UNC has many projects
independent of the national organiza
tion. This semester members plan to
create a mobile recycling site to be run
by Orange Recycling Services. The bin
will be driven to 10 different sites on
campus on a two-week cycle and will
collect newspaper, glass and aluminum.
A benefit concert for national SEAC
will be held Sept. 5 at Cat's Cradle and
will include the bands Veldt, Satellite
Boyfriend and others.
nor regardless of the student's major
Double Bachelor of Arts majors
may not pursue a minor.
D The same course may not fulfill a
core requirement in the major and the
B Minor requirements may not be
used to satisfy Arts and Sciences per
B At least nine hours of the minor
core must be completed at UNC.
B A minimum of 12 hours of C grades
or higher is required for minor classes,
unless otherwise specified by the de
partment. B Students cannot take minorcourses
See MINOR, page 4
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