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Volume 98, Issue 73
Tuesday, October 2, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Details of budget
WASHINGTON President Bush
and U.S. Congressional leaders began
the task of explaining the new budget
agreements today, having just averted
Gramm-Rudman budget cuts.
See story, page 4.
Bush reiterates stance
against Iraqi actions
UNITED NATIONS President
Bush said Monday that Iraq and its
leaders must be held liable for "crimes
of abuse and destruction" in the takeover
of Kuwait. But he also suggested to
Baghdad that an unconditional military
withdrawal could help speed an end to
the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Bush, in a speech before the U.N.
General Assembly, said all nations hope
that military force will not be required
to drive Iraq from Kuwait. Yet, he won
applause by vowing anew that Iraq's
annexation of Kuwait "will not be al
lowed to stand."
Praising the U.N.'s resolve, Bush
said, "This challenge is a test we cannot
afford to fail. I am confident we will
Even as Bush spoke, the White House
announced that the United States was
sending two batteries of Patriot air
defense missiles to Israel on an emer
The weapons will help Israel defend
against an increased threat from ballistic
missiles in Iraq, presidential spokesman
Marl in Fitz water said.
Nearly every seat in the General
Assembly hall was full as Bush com
bined a blistering indictment of Iraq
with an overture for Baghdad to end the
two-month-old Persian Gulf crisis.
"Iraq's unprovoked aggression is a
throwback to another era, a dark relic
from a dark time," Bush said "It has
plundered Kuwait, it has terrorized in
nocent civilians, it has held even dip
Huge march protests
MOSCOW Tens of thousands of
Ukrainian nationalists marched to par
liament in the capital of Kiev on Mon
day and chanted slogans against the
Communist Party and the republic's
leaders, witnesses and news reports said.
One-day warning strikes idled fac
tories in the more radical western
Ukraine, but many enterprises in Kiev
continued working, according to official
Supreme Soviet, or parliament, walked
out of the session, which opened Mon
day, after its Communist majority upheld
a decree banning rallies in front of the
parliament building, Soviet TV reported.
The national evening TV news pro
gram "Vremya" showed scenes of
pushing and shoving on the floor of
parliament as some of the opposition
deputies brought in the nationalist blue
and gold flag of the Ukraine.
Leonid Dnitrenko, a spokesman for
the pro-democracy Rukh movement,
said workers at the Arsenal machine
building plant, a motorcycle plant and a
shoe factory carried out a one-day
warning strike in support of the dem
onstrators. Some taxi drivers and trol
ley bus drivers also went on strike,
according to the independent Interfax
From Associated Press reports
Transit official says employees need
not fear to speak out 2
Lenoir begins serving pizza giant's
junior editions 3
Shouldering the burden
Jordan will sit out remainder of
football season 5
City and state 2
Sports : 5
Comics ................... .................... 7
1990 DTH Publishing Corp. All rights reserved.
By DOUG FERGUSON
Several Chapel Hill residents say they
will think twice about visiting Franklin
Street after dark because of several
weekends of what victims call "mind
less" violence by a group of teenagers.
At approximately 10:40 p.m. Satur
day, Chapel Hill police responded to a
call involving assaults on pedestrians
along the 100 block of East Franklin
Street by groups of black teenage males.
One customer said he was waiting to
play a game at the Barrel of Fun arcade
when he was approached by three males
"A friend of mine and I were waiting
to play field hockey when three guys
came up and surrounded me," said part
time UNC student Grey Brooks. "The
largest of the three yelled, 'Yo man,
give me $2!' When I said I didn't have
it, he hit me."
Brooks, who did not report the inci
dent, said he was knocked down by the
punch and was struck again when he got
up. He said he did everything he could
to avoid a confrontation.
"I didn't want to get in a fight with
him," he said. "I thought he seemed
more out of his mind than in it."
Brooks said he did not report the
1 percent budget
By STACEY KAPLAN
The threat of layoffs is still at hand,
and administrators are uncertain what
this quarter's 1 percent cut will mean,
University officials said Monday.
Administrators are waiting to receive
contingency plans from department
chairmen and chairwomen before de
ciding if the 1 percent cut will require
Only State Personnel Act employees,
which includes housekeeping, mainte
nance and clerical positions, would be
affected by the possible layoffs.
Ben Tuchi, vice chancellor of busi
ness and finance, said plans for more
departmental budget cuts were still be
Camngtoii to print
By WENDY BOUNDS
Fourth district congressional chal
lenger John Carrington will sidestep the
(Raleigh) News and Observer's refusal
to print his letter questioning their en
dorsement of his opponent by running
the letter as a paid advertisement next
"The N&O is very straightforward
about who they want to win," said John
Evans, assistant to Carrington. "They
are very very chummy with David
News and Observer associate editor
Steve Ford would not respond to these
"The letter was chock-full of cam
paign rhetoric," Ford said. "We don't
want our letters (emphasizing) campaign
rhetoric by candidates.
"It would have been more appropri
Kim Singletary, a junior from Chapel Hill, flashes a grin
while making costumes for an upcoming PlayMakers
assault to the police because the manner
in which his attacker behaved led him to
believe he was under the influence of
drugs. In addition. Brooks said he felt
sympathy for his attacker.
"It seems to me the guy has enough
problems of his own," he said. "Press
ing charges would have just added to his
After the altercation with Brooks, the
attacker was pulled away by his two
companions. Barrel of Fun employees
said the three left the arcade, ripping the
front door off its hinges on their way
Manager Clint Miller also said the
attacker appeared to be under the in
fluence of drugs.
"More than likely, he was on a bad
trip, probably crack," he said. "He ap
peared to be foaming at the mouth."
Miller said he called the police after
the group left, but several people were
attacked outside the arcade before the
Abe Morrison, a visiting dramatic
arts instructor at UNC, said he was "in
the wrong place at the wrong time" with
a friend Saturday night.
"Just as (my friend and I) passed
Barrel of Fun, there was a huge fight
going on," Morrison said. "People were
ing discussed and analyzed. Vice chan
cellors will make recommendations this
week to Chancellor Paul Hardin based
on the departments' reports.
"It's pure speculation that we will
have to lay off people," he said.
Laurie Charest, associate vice chan
cellor for human resources, said there
was a University hiring freeze pre
venting vacancies from being filled.
Many departments already have va
cancies in critical positions that have
been open for a long time, she said.
"We're doing everything we can to avoid
James Govan, University librarian,
said he did not think library personnel
would be laid off because the library
ate if the letter addressed our criticism
of Carrington rather than ... (acted) as a
vehicle of his continued attack against
In the first paragraph of his letter,
Carrington refers to a Sept. 20 N&O
editorial endorsement of 4th district Rep.
Price. Evans provided the DTH with a
:opy of this letter.
"The News and Observer versus The
News and Observer. Let's look at the
'good record' on which the N&O based
its (surprisingly early) apology on be
half of David Price," the letter begins.
In the editorial, The News and Ob
server said: "David Price can stand on a
good record. Mr. Carrington can stand
only on his money."
Carrington submitted the letter on
Sept. 27 with a note asking the N&O not
to print the letter if it had to be shortened,
Evans said. The same day The News
was stupid and
having to walk in the street to avoid it.
I thought we had gotten clear of the
fight when I ended up right in the middle
Morrison said a group of three black
males approached them. He said the
largest of the three pushed him and
yelled, "Give me a couple of dollars."
One of the attacker's companions pulled
him away from Morrison.
The third teenager struck Morrison
on the shoulder and challenged him to
fight. The first attacker then hit Morrison
in the eye, knocking him to the ground.
The three teenagers fled the scene
separately, with the leader fleeing in a
car headed west on Franklin Street.
Town council member' Joe
Herzenberg witnessed the attack on
Morrison. "I was furious that something
like this had happened," Herzenberg
said. "All of a sudden before I knew
what was happening, I looked over and
this kid was pummeling Abraham.
"Although there was really nothing I
could do, I felt like this is my town, this
is my neighborhood, so I should do
something to protect him. I've seen
some awful things on Franklin Street,
but nothing has offended me more than
See VIOLENCE, page 7
already has 25 vacancies.
"In our case, we have to eliminate
vacancies before taking jobs," he said.
Jane Lindley, history department
manager, said her department had sub
mitted a recommendation to the vice
chancellors that stated it would be im
possible for the department to make
The history department suggested
using the salaries of departing or re
signing faculty members to help alle
viate the effects of the cuts, she said.
But that would be an impossible solu
tion, because it would take all of the
faculty members' salaries combined to
accumulate enough money, Lindley
rejected letter as advertisement
"The N&O is very straightforward
about who they want to win."
Carrington assistant John Evans
and Observer refused to print the letter
on the grounds that it was too long and
did not focus enough on the newspaper's
"They (The News and Observer) are
in love with the guy (Price), it's that
simple" Evans said. The paper does not
use Price's name in editorials criticiz
ing congressional members, he said.
"What a ludicrous statement made
out of desperation," said Rachael Perry,
campaign press secretary for Price.
Evans cited a June 3 editorial titled
"Congress at the trough" that chastised
" ' fl3
production Monday in Graham Memorial under the
watchful eye of an unidentified bovine spectator.
abnormal. - Leo Tolstoy
Beloved by all
Eminent novelist Toni Morrison reads from her works in Memorial Hall
Monday night. See story, page 3.
The history department is not willing
to lose secretaries and telephone service
because of more cuts, she said.
"I can't believe the University and
the state legislature would want the
department to be closed," she said. "It's
a new ball game. Anything can happen."
Alternatives to layoffs would have to
be found if the department must make
cuts, she said.
James Leloudis, professor of history ,
said the previous cuts had jeopardized
undergraduate teaching and had made it
difficult for faculty to continue their
work outside of the classroom. Long
distance telephone calls and postage
expenses have been cut, he said.
politicians who believe their votes will
not be swayed if they accept money
from Political Action Committees
Price's name was not mentioned in
In his letter, Carrington said Price
accepted almost $200,000 from savings
and loan and banking industry PACs
over the last four years.
But Perry said that figure was inflated.
So far, Price has received $ 1 7,000 from
S&L groups and $150,000 from bank
ing organizations, she said.
Grenade thrower linked
with military, police say
By LAURA WILLIAMS
Chapel Hill police said the person
who threw a tear-gas grenade during the
Delta Upsilon fraternity's Beat State
party Friday was a male in his twenties
who was connected with the military.
Capt. Ralph Pendergraph of the
Chapel Hill Police Department said the
tear-gas grenade was the same kind
used by the military. The gas was type
CN, which is more powerful than the
CS gas commonly used by police to
break up crowds.
. The tear-gas grenade was federal
property, Pendergraph said. If the sus
pect was affiliated with the military,
then he would have access to it.
Police questioned a suspect during
the incident but have not made an arrest.
The suspect is no longer in Chapel Hill,
Investigation of the incident is con
tinuing, and military officials may assist
in the probe.
Two people were treated at UNC
Hospitals for reactions to the gas after
. Sarah Warburton, a member of Delta
Delta Delta sorority, which is across
"The faculty is not able to provide
students with study aids normaily con
sidered an integral part of their courses,"
Peter Filene, Bowman and Gordon
Gray professor of history, said a general
feeling of uncertainty about the effects
of future cuts existed in the department.
"I can't imagine what we would do
without secretaries and phones."
State legislators need to realize the
severity of the faculty's problems, he
"The University is no longer a Grade
A flagship University," he said. "Now
it's a tugboat floundering in the water."
See LAYOFFS, page 7
Perry's estimates do not include in
dividual contributors, Evans said.
In his letter, Carrington said, "Conr
gressman Price and his Banking Com;
mittee belatedly took action in 1989
after a once-manageable problem be
came a crisis and the S&L barn had
burned down, but at a $500 billion cost
to taxpayers ..."
Claiming that the News and Observer
has repeatedly cautioned Mr. Price abqut
the dangers of special-interest PAC in
fluence, Carrington concludes his letter
by asking if the N&O "should now
compromise its principles for political
The letter is scheduled to run either
Sunday or next Tuesday in a paid-advertising
space that Carrington has filled
with his own commentaries for several
weeks, said Wallace Chappell, sales
representative for the N&O.
Rosemary Street from the Delta Upsi
lon house, sustained a broken toe dur
ing the tear-gas explosion.
She was sleeping in one of the
sorority's three houses when the bomb
went off. Tear gas leaked in through
open windows, causing panic among
residents, Warburton said. People ran
out of the house to escape the fumes.
"It was just awful," Warburton said.
"You couldn't see the door."
During the tumult, Warburton fell
and broke her big toe. She was taken to
UNC Hospitals where she received a
cast. She was the only member of the
sorority to go to the hospital, she said.
The CN gas causes a strong reaction
when people are exposed to it,
Pendergraph said. People at the party
complained of a burning sensation in
their eyes and lungs. The gas caused
shortness of breath, vomiting and tem
"It's pretty potent," Pendergraph said.
'That was a real dangerous situation."
People at the party panicked and ran
in all directions. People could have been
crushed in the chaos, Pendergraph said;
See GRENADE, page 7