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Volume 98, Issue 76
Tuesday, October 9, 1990
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of economic reforms
MOSCOW President Mikhail
Gorbachev told high-ranking Commu
nists on Monday that they must embrace
a market economy or risk losing power
and causing greater party discord.
Speaking at the opening of a two-day
Central Committee meeting, Gorbachev
delivered one of his sternest warnings
"All our previous ideology presented
socialism as an antipode to the market
and viewed the recognition of a market
as an encroachment upon socialism,"
Gorbachev said, according to the state
news agency Tass.
"Yes, we are encroaching upon so
cialism, but only socialism that was
built bureaucratically, under which the
country veered off the path it embarked
upon in 1917 (the year of the Bolshevik
Revolution)," he said.
Gorbachev, who also serves as the
party's general secretary, said "the in
ertia of old thinking" is a "real danger to
the party" if it hopes to regain the con
fidence of the people.
Ruling Iraqis threaten
retaliation after clash
BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq's ruling
party on Monday threatened to retaliate
after Israeli police shot and killed at
least 19 Palestinians in a clash in
"This vicious crime will not go
without retaliation, and the Arab nation
is certainly capable to retaliate and it
will," said Al-Thawra, the official
newspaper of Iraq's Arab Baath Socialist
In an editorial for Tuesday's paper,
obtained by The Associated Press on
Monday, Al-Thawra described the
killings as "a massacre that has been
made possible with American aid and
support to Israel."
"It will turn into a massive wave of
indignation, which will take the pan
Arab struggle a step toward the libera
tion of Jerusalem and all other holy
places and claim the Arab homeland
from treachery and occupation," the
win Nobel Prize
STOCKHOLM, Sweden Two
American doctors won the Nobel Prize
in medicine Monday for their work in
transplanting human organs and bone
marrow, revolutionary procedures that
have saved thousands of lives over three
Joseph Murray, 7 1 , who performed
the first successful organ transplant
a kidney and E. Donnall Thomas, 70,
who pioneered bone marrow transplants
to cure leukemia, will share the $695,000
Most Nobel Prizes in medicine have
been awarded for basic research, not for
"I really thought this work was too
clinical to ever win the prize," Thomas
said. He is affiliated with the Fred
Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in
Seattle, one of the world's major bone
marrow transplant institutions.
But in the case of transplants, the
clinical treatment was a radical advance.
"This was astonishing, to take one
organ and move it to another person. It
was science fiction 30 years ago," said
Dr. Carl-Gustav Groth, a member of the
Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska In
stitute, which awarded the prize.
From Associated Press reports
Grapes of Wrath
Local group condemns Wellspring
Grocery's choice of produce ...... 3
Chapel Hill bar scene a favorite for
21st-birthday celebrations 4
Love those linebackers!
UNC linebackers making a name for
UNC football defense 5
State and National 2
Arts and Features.................... .4
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ardkis no layoffs now despite cefe
By JENNIFER WING
Despite recommendations from some
departments, Chancellor Paul Hardin
said Monday that the University would
not use layoffs to alleviate the recent 3.2
percent budget cuts.
But if state officials order additional
unexpected budget cuts, layoffs will be
necessary, Hardin said. Some Arts and
Sciences' departments stated in their
cost-reduction proposals that 50 layoffs
would be necessary to meet their target
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Erik Ose, a sophomore from Bristol, R.I. registers Keith
Pruitt, a Carrboro resident, to vote. Monday was the
to bid on
By LEE WEEKS
Pizza Hut officials said Monday that
Marriott Corp. did not send them a bid
to sell mini-pizzas in Lenoir Dining
Hall, but Marriott officials said local
pizza businesses should have received
Marriott officials said they sent bids
to all pizza businesses in the Chapel Hill
Michael Thornbury, Pizza Hut res
taurant area general manager, said if
Pizza Hut had received a bid request,
Gathering draws attention of campus
By STACEY KAPLAN
About 150 UNC employees and
graduate students spent their lunch
hour in front of South Building Mon
day to show support for changing the
proposed revisions in the University
Many employees are concerned
about the proposed policy changes and
question its fairness.
Rosa Laney, an employee in the
School of Public Health, said she at
tended the gathering to show her dis
approval of the proposed policy.
"They're trying to not let us have legal
representation," she said.
Shirley Clements, an employee in
the School of Public Health, said the
changes would not benefit employees.
"If it works, don't fix it," she said.
Paula Schubert, president of the
State Employees Association of North
Carolina, said members organized the
gathering to give employees an op
portunity to ask questions and offer
suggestions about the policy.
Peter Schledorn, SEANC member,
said the University now has one of the
best grievance policies in the state.
The proposed policy omits the good
points, he said. "They threw the baby
out with the bath water," he said.
The main problem with the changes
is the ambiguity in the language,
Mary Edwards, a graduate school
employee who attended the gathering,
said the grievance policy should be
fair, especially to people who have
worked for the University for many
"Keith Edwards set a precedent and
we fully support her," she said. Offi
Because so few layoffs were recom
mended by the departments, Hardin said
he would not support discharging any
employees at this time. The announce
ment was made after Hardin reviewed
cost-reduction plans, which were made
by University deans and department
chairmen and chairwomen to prepare
for the future cuts.
"I was immensely relieved to learn
that the dimensions of the recommended
layoffs were not large as compared to
the overall budget of the University,"
mini - pto:a
the area office would have responded.
"If they (Marriott) had made an
overture to our delivery store, then I
would have seen some paper work in
our Raleigh office," he said. "I'm rea
sonably confident that if anything like
that had appeared, we would have been
made aware of that."
Chris Derby, Carolina Dining Ser
vices director, said Domino's and
Gumby's were the only two companies
to return bid requests.
Thornbury said he was not the only
administrator in the Pizza Hut area of
call for grievance policy revisions
cer Keith Edwards of the University
police has filed numerous grievances
against the University, including one
alleging that she was discriminated
against because she was a black female.
Chancellor Paul Hardin arrived un
expectedly at the gathering to tell
members that layoffs would be avoided,
and that he supported discussing the
proposed grievance policy.
"If there are ambiguities, we should
take advantage of this time to resolve
it," he said.
Sharon Mujica, an employee of the
Institute of Latin American Studies, said
the turnout was large because people
were concerned about the security of
"If everything is running smoothly,
things are taken for granted," she said.
"But when people feel threatened, they
try to get more information."
Members of Graduate Students
United also attended the gathering to
show support for employees.
Joel Sipress, GSU co-chairman, said
graduate students wanted to work with
employees to create a better working
environment at the University.
"It's important for everyone in the
University to support the efforts of the
staff," he said.
About 278 employees signed a peti
tion at the gathering stating, "We sup
port a fair and equitable procedure. We
support SEANC's efforts on our be
half." Barbara Coward of the State Per
sonnel Commission said the commission
was scheduled to review the policy
Thursday, but postponed making a de
cision until December because some
sections needed clarification.
Paula Schubert, State Employees
Association of North Carolina president,
said employees covered by the State
Personnel Act (SPA) applauded
"Personally all along, I have thought
that the University was jumping the gun
on the budget crisis," she said. "It has
caused a lot of anxiety among the staff
when the talk about layoff has occurred
But SPA employees will fight any
future layoffs, she said.
"I think this (layoffs) is something
deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. See
story, page 3.
fice that was unaware of a the Marriott
"I met with the regional manager,
who also works out of the Triangle
office, overseeing delivery and restau
rant chains, and he had not seen or heard
anything about a bid process with
Marriott," Thornbury said.
Pizza Hut would not have ignored an
opportunity to sell its product on cam
pus, he said.
"Our presence on campus is not as
See PIZZA, page 7
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Chancellor Hardin talks with Gerry King at employee meeting
that should be shared throughout the
University community, not just the
burden worn on SPA employees."
Hardin said his concern for staff
morale also stopped him from imple
"I care deeply about the morale
problem on campus," he said. "I don't
always feel so fat and sassy myself
these days. I have a morale problem
we all do."
Ben Tuchi, vice chancellor for busi
ness and finance, said University de
partments were responsible for cutting
By THOMAS HEALY
An employee of the housing support
department is proceeding with a racial
discrimination grievance, adding to the
list of complaints leveled against the
department's upper-level management.
Bennie Griffin, campus maintenance
supervisor, claims upper-level manag
ers have stripped him of the supervisory
powers he needs to perform his job,
while a white supervisor at the same
level hasfull powers.
The employee relations office upheld
the grievance at Step Two of the
University's grievance process, but did
not find racial discrimination was the
factor that denied Griffin his supervisory
powers. Griffin is considering appeal
ing the grievance to the Step Three level
because no racial discrimination was
Griffin's attorney, Alan McSurely,
said Monday that Griffin had been set
up to fail at his job by not receiving the
tools needed to properly supervise.
"What he is upset about, and rightly
so, is that he is being set up," McSurely
said. "He feels like he is being put in a
position where he is destined to fail as a
supervisor, and of course then people
will say it is because he is black."
Griffin said Steve Stoddard, super
intendent of housing support, and Dave
Maynard, deputy superintendent of
housing support, admitted to him that
he was systematically stripped of his
authority, but denied that race was a
"But it's not s tematic,"Griffin said.
'That's a word they use to bypass the
racial discrimination. I think that's a
"If it's systematic, then why would
my counterpart, who is at the same pay
grade as myself, why would he be in-
a total of about $12 million. The Uni
versity is saving $7.3 million by not
filling vacant positions, $3.9 million in
non-personnel items and $660,000 in
Hardin said layoffs would have saved
more than $400,000.
Departments immediately will cut
funding for equipment, travel, telephone
costs and supplies, Hardin said.
Reductions in funding for the Bi
centennial Observance, canceled
See LAYOFFS, page 2
eluded in everything on his side?" he
One example of how his authority
was circumvented was when Stoddard
and Maynard did not consult him in
determining performance-pay increases,
Griffin said. Part of his job as a super
visor is to help decide who receives pay
increases and how much they get, he
Stoddard refused to comment, and
Maynard could not be reached for
Dave Jordan, campus construction
supervisor and the white counterpart
referred to in Griffin's grievance, said
he agreed Griffin was not given the
same authority he was given.
"I have seen for some time they have
not allowed him to be involved in the
decision-making process," Jordan said.
It appears to be racial discrimination,
he said. "I don't know what goes on in
the minds of Steve Stoddard and Dave
Maynard, but they have certainly not
allowed him to do the things I do.
"What else could it be (other than
racial discrimination)?" he said. "The
man is very intelligent. He has a college
background. I don't know why they
don't let him do the job he was meant to
Jerry Quinn, maintenance mechanic,
said he thought Griffin's authority was
undercut by upper-level management.
Griffin was told to sign Quinn's performance-pay
evaluation even though
he didn't agree with it, Quinn said.
On another occasion, Griffin issued
Quinn a final written warning for not
responding to a call-back, Quinn said.
He learned later that Griffin did not
initiate the warning and did not agree
with it, he said.
See GRIEVANCE, page 7
By LAURA WILLIAMS
UNC administrators are waiting for
Capitol Hill to reach a decision that will
prevent Gramm-Rudman legislation
from cutting the University's federal
funds next year.
The University will not be affected
by the federal government's non-essential
services shutdown if a budget
agreement is reached soon, said Neal
Berryman, University controller.
The University receives about $ 125
million each yearforfederally sponsored
Most administrators were confident
that legislators would come up with a
solution before the end of October that
would halt the cuts mandated by the
Gramm-Rudman Act, he said.
"I wouldn't expect (the shutdown) to
affect us in the short run," Berryman
AH contracts and grants will continue
until their predesignated expiration.
Because it is the middle of the month,
no projects will be expiring soon, he
Wayne Jones, associate vice chan
cellor for business and finance, said the
University could lose one-third of its
federal funds next year if legislators did
not reach a compromise.
The University would not feel the
impact of the cuts for at least a year, as
old grants terminate and no new grants
are received, Jones said.
"If they can reach an agreement so
they don't enact Gramm-Rudman, we
See BUDGET, page 4
read the news today, oh boy. John Lennon