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Volume 98, Issue 56
Friday, September 7, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Iraq threatens prison
for escaping visitors
NICOSIA, Cyprus As hundreds
of foreigners trapped in Iraq and Kuwait
struggled to get out, Iraq on Thursday
imposed a law mandating possible life
imprisonment for those caught trying to
leave without permission.
Justice Minister Akram Abdul-Kader
ordered public prosecutors and police
to revive a 1987 law that "a foreigner
violating the entry and exit procedures
will be sentenced to life or temporary
imprisonment, and all cash in his pos
session will be confiscated."
In an interview with the official Iraqi
News Agency, monitored in Nicosia,
he said: "Courts and prosecutors are
called upon to make no exception in
implementing this law in light of the
The minister added that foreigners
must report any change in address within
48 hours or face prison terms of one to
three years, plus fines of $300 to $ 1 ,500.
Soviet Union favors
U.N. troops in Gulf
MOSCOW A Soviet spokesman
said Thursday the Kremlin believes the
United Nations should send a military
force to the Persian Gulf, and he indi
cated Mikhail Gorbachev might raise
the idea with George Bush at their
Foreign Ministry spokesman
Gennady Gerasimov did not make clear
whether the Soviet government envi
sioned U.N. troops acting independently
or replacing U.S.-led forces in the region.
The Soviet Union has not sent troops
to join the U.S.-led multinational force
deployed in the gulf since Iraq's inva
sion of Kuwait on Aug. 2. It previously
left open the possibility of joining a
U.N. force, but Gerasimov took this a
step further by calling for U.N. military
Gerasimov said Soviet President
Mikhail Gorbachev may raise the idea
with President Bush at Sunday 's meeting
in Helsinki, Finland.
Garasimov, however, said it was
unlikely the two nations would issue a
joint ultimatum to Iraq since the Kremlin
prefers multilateral action.
"We have to go back to the U.N.
charter and revive certain clauses of this
charter, in particular the clause about
the military staff committee,"
Judge upholds bond
of Gainesville suspect
SHARPES, Fla. A judge Thurs
day cited bizarre behavior as a reason to
uphold a $1 million bond on an assault
charge for a young man suspected in the
slayings of five college students in
Homicide task force investigators
were searching the 18-year-old's
Gainesville apartment and car for clues
to the slayings. But police cautioned he
is only one of eight leading suspects,
and his brother said he's being made a
Because of the unusually high bond,
Edward Lewis Humphrey has been in
the Brevard County jail since Aug. 30
on acharge of battering his grandmother.
"I see before me a very disturbed
individual," Circuit Judge Martin
Budnick said at the bail-reduction hear
ing at the jail. "I see a great deal of
acting out ... neurotic or psychotic be
havior." From Associated Press reports
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By SHANNON 0'GRADY
Canceling more classes may be
necessary if the state makes further cuts
in the University's budget, according to
department chairmen in the College of
Arts and Sciences.
"I think most of the chairs in the Arts
and Sciences are ready to throw in the
towel," said Lawrence Gilbert, biology
department chairman. "We are down to
the bone. Any further cuts and we will
have to cancel courses."
Gerald Postema, philosophy depart
ment chairman, agreed. "It is conceiv
able they will touch, yet again, the budget
we use to pay the graduate teaching
assistants," he said. "If that happens, we
may well have to cut courses in the
spring, but we won't cut any more this
Department chairmen and chair
women will meet today with Gillian
Cell, dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences, although Cell would not
confirm if they would discuss the ad
ditional budget cuts.
Many of the people planning to attend
the meeting said they do not know how
their departments could withstand fur
ther reductions in funding.
The biology department had to cut
classes this semester and now is un
derstaffed because of the budget cuts,
Gilbert said. "We have lost a number of
personnel including TAs, secretaries,
lab assistants and the one person in
charge of advising and telephone reg
istration," he said.
The vacant advising position serves
more than 1,100 students, he said.
"We're going to start sending people
over to South Building if they don't let
us replace this (advising) person."
The reputation of UNC will suffer if
it is hit with more cutbacks, Gilbert
said. "Unfortunately, undergraduates
will receive diplomas that once meant
something, but will no longer mean
anything if these cuts continue."
The economics department also is
operating with fewer courses, teaching
assistants and clerical workers this se
mester, said Robert Gallman, econom
ics department chairman.
"I don't know how they would get
any more cuts out of economics unless
they fire people," Gallman said. "We
have such a small amount of money for
supplies and repairs we can't even repair
The philosophy department also is
running low on money for supplies,
Postema said. "If the state cuts our in
structional budget, we are going to be in
a very difficult position just getting
class materials together," he said.
Several members of the philosophy
department paid for the paper and
printing of class materials such as syl
labuses out of their own pockets this
semester, Postema said. "I cannot ask
them to continue that," he said.
Budget cuts also could affect the
libraries, said Larry Alford, assistant
University librarian for business and
"I know one area we and the Uni
versity administrators have tried very
hard to protect from cuts is the library
materials budget," Alford said. "One
reason we've tried to protect this area is
that the purchasing power of the Uni
versity book budget has been eroded
seriously since 1984-85. The dollar
amount has not been increased to make
up for inflation."
In 1984-85 UNC bought 81,000
books and single publications, exclud
ing journals, Alford said. Less than
36,000 books were purchased last year,
he said. "This is a very serious problem."
The impact of further cuts on library
services is impossible to predict, Alford
Marriott hid role
By STEPHANIE JOHNSTON
Assistant University Editor
A petition filed by a division of the
Coca-Cola Bottling Company against
UNC states that the Marriott Corp.
omitted from its bid for campus vend
ing services the fact that it intended to
have Pepsico, Inc., handle a substantial
portion of the job.
Classic Food Services, which has run
campus vending for several years, filed
the petition when its contract expired
Aug. 30 and the University awarded the
vending contract to Marriott Corp.
The petition stated that Classic Food
Services was told that Marriott would
not maintain the legal title and owner
ship of the vending machines to be used
in fulfilling the contract, but no other
potential owners were named. - -
While Classic Food Services is con
testing the decision, the Office of Ad
ministrative Hearings has restrained the
University from installing new vending
machines under Marriott's contract. The
order also named William Stuckey, a
state purchasing officer, and the N.C.
Division of Purchase and Contract.
Classic Food Services had more than
200 vending machines on campus un
der its former contract. Residence area
directors and desk clerks said Coke
machines were moved out of some resi
dence halls and Pepsi machines were
moved in last week. The Pepsi machines
are not plugged in, residence hall em
"They're all facing the walls with
out-of-order signs on them," said David
Whitehead, Ehringhaus secretarial as
sistant. Classic Food Services asked the Of
fice of Administrative Hearings to issue
the restraining order to prevent the
company from suffering monetary
losses until a hearing is held Monday,
according to the petition.
Marriott arguedin its bid that it should
receive the vendingcontract because it
has been running the campus dining
services since 1986.
But Classic Foods contends that
Marriott's ties to the dining service are
unimportant because Pepsi would per
form most of the vending services.
Pepsi's services were not evaluated by
the University because Marriott did not
name Pepsi in its bid.
Classic Food Services learned unof
ficially on July 19 that Marriott had
received the vending contract, the pe
tition stated, and sent a letter request
ing information about the bids to the
University the same day.
See MARRIOTT, page 6
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Free speech with a Price
U.S. Rep. David Price talks with Kurt Black, a research
assistant professor in the department of pathology and
a Price supporter, during his stop in Chapel Hill Thurs
day on his re-election campaign. See story, page 3.
GU members concerned about farther budget ante
By THOMAS HEALY
Members of Graduate Students
United said Thursday they are concerned
about the effects of further cash cuts to
the University and stressed the need for
graduate students to address the pre
dicted cuts now.
Joel Sipress, GSU co-chairman, said
the predicted cuts in the University's
cash allotment for the second quarter
worried him and most graduate stu
"Our biggest immediate concern is
what's going to happen to instruction
and graduate student employees in the
second semester," he said. "Everybody's
really concerned. I would say among
some people, it borders on panic; people
who don't know whether they're going
to have a job next semester."
Gillian Cell, dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences, said Thursday if cuts
are made in the second quarter, she
believes they will not affect the school's
The instructional budget covers
graduate students' positions, but does
not cover such things as secretaries,
physical plant workers and profession
als who are non-teachers. Cell said.
Jerry Bradshaw, GSU co-chairman,
said he believed Cell would do her best
to prevent the cuts from having an effect
on personnel, but he didn't think it was
a feasible expectation.
"I personally don't know where she
would get the money. It's just thin ev
erywhere," Bradshaw said. "But she
knows the budget better than I do, and if
she says she is going to try, than I
believe she is going to do her best.
"But I'm a pessimist about it," he
said. "I think if they had to go into
personnel this summer, then after what
has happened, I don't see how they
cannot go back into personnel."
Cindy Hahamovitch, a graduate stu
dent in the history department, said ad
ditional cuts would hit the history de
partment particularly hard.
"Ninety-eight percent of the history
department's budget is for personnel,
so a 3 percent cut will have to affect
personnel," she said. 'There's no way
around it. If they shut off the phones and
don't use any paper, they'll still have to
See GSU, page 3
700 hardship parkin)
By LEE WEEKS
More than 700 UNC students ap
plying for hardship parking permits did
not receive spots Thursday because the
Department of Transportation and
Parking only had 276 spaces available.
Nick Franzese, student parking ad
ministrator, said even students com
muting from other cities were denied
hardship status. "There were people who
I really believe deserved hardships, and
I can't give it to them because we don't
have the space," he said.
About 900 to 1 ,000 students applied,
but only 513 were considered because
incomplete and late applications were
discarded, he said.
The number of hardship parking
spaces increased by 60 to 70 spaces
over last year and 247 were allocated.
The department reserved the remaining
29 spaces for appeals, Franzese said.
Allocation was based on job respon
sibilities, extracurricular activities,
commuting needs and other special cir
cumstances. But commuting students took high
est priority, Franzese said. "I would say
the majority, you know, well over half
were commuters," Franzese said.
"We have got literally hundreds of
people commuting from Raleigh,
Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro,
Rocky Mount, and a couple of people
commute from Charlotte on a daily ba
sis," he said.
However, many commuters were
denied parking permits. Morgan
Whitney, a senior RTVMP and history
major from Burlington, was disap
pointed after not receiving a parking
"I think the commuters ought to have
the first shot at the parking permits,"
Mary Barringer, a graduate student
commuting from Sanford, had many
questions about why she was denied a
parking permit. "It's unfortunate that
the person that made the decision didn't
hang around after posting the results,"
she said. "I will definitely appeal this
Franzese went through each applica
tion and made an independent decision.
"It's hard and I'm sure I made mistakes
and bad judgment calls, and hopefully
the appeals process will bring some of
that out," he said.
A small number of permits should
become available when some applicants
fail to pick up their permits by Sept. 1 3,
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Let's see some ID
Courtney Dupree, a senior economics major from Syra
cuse, N.Y., eyes the product of his work while making
student ID cards in the Student Union Thursday afternoon.
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