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Volume 98, Issue 65
Thursday, September 20, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Gulf crisis endangers
WASHINGTON Federal Reserve
Chairman Alan Greenspan told Con
gress Wednesday the Persian Gulf cri
sis has piled "new and substantial risks"
on an already faltering economy.
In a generally gloomy assessment of
U.S. economic prospects, Greenspan
said the jump in oil prices since Iraq's
invasion of Kuwait has increased the
threat of higher inflation and recession.
However, he rejected suggestions that
U.S. economic policy makers were in
effect being held hostage by Iraqi
President Saddam Hussein.
While he conceded that the federal
government's job of promoting non
inflationary growth has been made more
difficult by the unfolding events in the
Persian Gulf, he insisted the central
bank still had tools to mitigate the
KGB willing to share
information on Iraq
MOSCOW The Soviet Union is
willing to share intelligence on Iraq
with the United States but hasn't made
the offer directly because it has been
rebuffed in the past, the chief of the
KGB told The Associated Press on
"We haven't exchanged information
with the CIA on that issue, hut I am
convinced that we could really tell each
other something valuable," KGB chief
Vladimir Kryuchkov told the AP board
of directors and executives.
Kryuchkov said his organization had
offered to cooperate in the past with the
Central Intelligence Agency but had
always been rebuffed. If the CIA wants
help, he said, "you can be sure that our
reaction would be positive."
President of Poland
says he will resign
WARSAW, Poland President
Wojciech Jaruzelski, the only Com
munist leader to survive politically af
ter democratic revolutions swept the
East bloc, told Parliament on Wednes
day he will resign early to help Poland
complete its transition to democracy.
Jaruzelski's announcement came
amid increased calls for his resignation
to make way for a popularly chosen
head of state.
Solidarity chairman Lech Walesa has
already declared his candidacy for
president, and Prime Minister Tadeusz
Mazowiecki, Walesa's former adviser
and ally, also is considering running.
As Communist Party leader in 1 98 1 ,
Jaruzelski imposed martial law but
peacefully transferred power to a Solidarity-led
government eight years later.
He was named president by Parliament
in July 1989 for a six-year term.
Life goes on in Iraq
in spite of sanctions
BAGHDAD, Iraq Although Iraq
is beginning to feel the impact of eco
nomic sanctions, ordinary citizens in
the capital seem determined to resist
Bread, powdered milk, sugar,
macaroni, chicken and rice are in short
supply. Other food is available, but
prices have skyrocketed since the United
Nations imposed the trade sanctions
From Associated Press reports
Sharing with the shelter
Local merchants lend supportto IFC's
haven to the homeless 2
Gowns and crowns
UNC student prepares for the pag
eantry of Miss USA 3
Heels checkmate Bishops
Men's soccer defeats N.CWesleyan's
Battling Bishops 6-1 7
Campus and city 3
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By MICHELLE SMITH
Administrators have proposed a new
process for employees to file grievances
against the University, but some em
ployees said it may reduce only the
number of grievances filed, not the
number of problems employees en
counter. The policy is pending approval from
the Office of State Personnel.
'This policy would just discourage
and filter out grievances by employees,"
said Peter Schledom, library technical
UNC may move employees
to open jobs if layoffs occur
By DI0NNE L0Y
The University is trying to fill 215
job vacancies, which may ease possible
layoffs by placing qualified staff
members in the positions, said Laurie
Charest, associate vice chancellor of
Jack Stone, University personnel
director, said the open positions were
funded not by the state but by contracts,
grants or receipts the University had
been awarded. Private industry, the
federal government and student fees
provide funding for the positions.
The jobs are mostly research or research-support
oriented, such as clini
cal nursing positions, medical laboratory
technicians and research analysts, he
Provost responds favorably
to graduate students' requests
By YU-YEE WU
Graduate Students United members
said they were pleased with the response
Provost Dennis O'Connor gave to a list
of requests they submitted to him.
Members discussed the response at a
strategy meeting Tuesday night.
GSU members requested that all
graduate student positions promised in
the spring of 1990 by the College of
Arts and Sciences be assured of funding
at least for this semester.
In his response, O'Connor stated that
this request was feasible. He could not
be reached for comment Wednesday.
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chilled-water pipes in front of Davis Library.
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assistant. "It would sweep them under
the rug, which will not work with per
However, the proposed policy has
some good aspects, Schledorn said.
"Administrators' hearts are in the right
place to encourage mediation and
compromise," he said. "B ut some issues
don't resolve to compromise. They're
yes or no issues."
Alan McSurely, the lawyer repre
senting University police officer Keith
Edwards in her grievances against the
University, agreed. In cases other than
Charest said the jobs were unaffected
by the restriction the budget crisis has
placed on job vacancies at the Univer
sity. "The positions are non-state funded,
so we are still actively recruiting," she
Ben Tuchi, vice chancellor of busi
ness and finance, said the grants for the
jobs would be revoked if the positions
were not filled before the grant expires.
"A grant is made to produce a prod
uct by the grant period," Tuchi said.
"(It) stipulates the kind of people hired,
how much is spent, the equipment and
the like. If the people are not hired and
the job is not done in a certain amount of
time, the money is lost."
State law requires that laid-off em
ployees have priority in the hiring for
new University openings, Tuchi said.
Graduate students stated positions
on areas such as teaching assistants,
research assistants, graduate assistants
and instructors. Most GSU members
are teaching assistants.
Graduate student salaries were one
of the main grievances the students
discussed on the list.
Jerry Bradshaw, GSU co-chairman,
said the level of salaries depended pri
marily on state legislators. "If the state
doesn't fund the University at an ad
equate level, I don't think there's any
chance we can make progress."
Joel Sipress, GSU co-chairman, said
once the University received proper
discrimination, the policy may be ef
fective, he said.
"In some kinds of grievances, this
will probably work well," he said.
"However, with no lawyers or outsiders,
it keeps it in-house, without checks and
Schledorn said one particularly
problematic aspect of the proposed
policy was the appeal process from Step
2 to Step 3.
In Step 1, the employee files a
grievance with the immediate supervi
sor, according to the draft of the process
"If the kind of people desired in the
grant are found elsewhere in the Uni
versity, that's great."
B ut because grant-funded jobs are so
specific, placing laid-off employees into
positions for which they qualify is dif
ficult. "We're not talking dollars here,
but positions specific to the job.
"The difficulty of the matter is that
we're hiring for certain skills in one
place and not in another," Tuchi said.
"Of course that's always going to hap
pen, unless everyone is doing the same
Charest said when a state employee
was laid off, there was an immediate
effort to replace the worker in another
See JOBS, page 2
funding, employees should receive pay
increases. "The state needs to provide a
level of funding for all employees, and
once it has done that, the University has
an obligation to start paying graduate
students decent wages."
One suggestion the students made to
O'Connor was applying the faculty's 6
percent pay raise to graduate students
with a semester salary below $4,000.
Bradshaw said most graduate stu
dents were paid less than $4,000 a se
mester. In his reply to GSU, O'Connor
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Carmichael keyed up over advent
of magnetic card security system
By LAURA WILLIAMS
Students in Carmichael Residence
Hall are stepping into the future with a
new security system that uses students
ID cards as magnetic keys.
Tonight is the final time residents
will have access to the residence hall
with their room keys. A magnetized ID
card, called the Carolina Card, will be
used to gain entrance after the outside
doors are locked, said Anne Presnell,
Scott College area director.
The new ID key card is part of a pilot
program to create a multi-purpose card,
said Harold Hinson, University housing
assistant director of facilities and plan
ning. If the housing department approves
the key card, it will expand as a meal
card, library card, student ID and copy
Gretchan Diffendal, Resident Hall
Association president, said the card
entry system in Carmichael would test
Franklin fixture flicks out of
By TIM LITTLE
Carolina students have one last op
portunity to view movies at one of
Franklin Street's oldest movie theaters,
as the Carolina Blue and White Theatre
rolls its reels for the final time tonight.
This summer the Cineplex-Odeon
Corp. sold the theater to a Fayetteville
developer who plans to convert the
building into several retail stores and a
Theater management refused to
comment on today's closing.
"I hate to see it go," said Sean
Mitchell, a senior from Fayetteville.
"Although I've only seen a couple of
movies there, I feel like a part of Caro
lina will be taken away when it closes."
Although workers at the movie the
ater received word months ago that the
theater would be sold and closed, sev-
revisions. If the employee is not satis
fied with the supervisor's response, he
may appeal the decision at Step 2.
In Step 2, the person who oversees
the supervisor's work reviews the
Under the revised process guidel ines,
an employee may appeal the Step 2
decision at Step 3 "only if the next level
supervisor advises that the decision of
the supervisor or other person in charge
should be upheld."
Schledorn said the way the policy
was worded, if the supervisor in Step 2
Ring around the collar
Jef and Tony Langworthy of Wellspring Grocery clown around in front of the
Franklin Street Post Office during lunch Wednesday.
how well a card system would work at
UNC. At the end of the year, RHA will
assist University housing in evaluating
the system, and a decision will be made
whether to extend the card entry system
to other residence halls.
Hinson said residents had been given
new student IDs with a magnetic strip
on the back. Students simply swipe the
card through the magnetic reader, and
the door opens, he said.
Presnell said the card helped ensure
campus safety. "We're always looking
for ways to better secure the building,"
Some officials consider the card safer
than keys, Presnell said. When a student
loses his key, there is a lost key floating
around campus. But a lost computerized
card can be invalidated in the computer
database, she said.
Students living in Carmichael have
had the new IDs for a week, although
they can still use room keys to get into
u I feel like a part of Carolina will be
taken away when it closes"
eral of them still cannot believe that it is
"I remember the old photo albums in
the back of the theater showing how
prestigious it was in its early years,"
said former ticket attendant Regina
Henderson. "People were all dressed up
to go, and the front was majestic-looking
for its time. It's a shame that kind of
glory is lost today."
The theater opened in the early '40s
and received steady attendance flow
from UNC students. But over the years,
expenses for the theater continued to
made even a small compromise, the
grievance process would be over, even
if the employee were dissatisfied with
"Maybe it's just a semantic problem."
Schledorn said. "As it's worded, I feel
there will be a limited number of cases
that will be taken to Step 3. Employee
satisfaction is not taken into consider
ation, and it should be."
Another problem with the proposed
policy is that no third parties are brought
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the residence hall. The new entry card
has received mixed reviews.
"I think it's kind of useless," said
Claire Hafer, a junior anthropology
major from Chapel Hill.
The new system is unnecessary be
cause students still have to carry keys to
get into their rooms, Hafer said. "What
difference does it make if you still need
a key?" she said.
The meal card should have been
consolidated with the student ID first,
The electronically locked doors
probably would not help with security,
Hafer said. "You can still give someone
Jackie Hershkowitz, a sophomore
French major from Los Angeles, said
she likes the new system.
"It helps the building be more safe
and secure when people enter at night,"
Hershkowitz said. "It makes life sim
pler for students to carry fewer cards."
increase, which led to its downfall.
"I heard rumors that business was
doing bad, and that things were going to
change," Henderson said.
Some students did not hear about the;
sale over the summer and were caught
"I went to see 'Major League' there,
and what I really liked about the place
was that it was an old-fashioned type
movie house," said Terry Gilmore, a
sophomore from China Grove. "I guess ;
I'd better go one last time for memory's