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Volume 98, Issue 80
Monday, October 15, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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dead at 72
NEW YORK Leonard Bernstein,
the impassioned American maestro who
thrilled an international multitude with
his spirited shows "On the Town" and
"West Side Story," his podium pirou
ettes and his hundreds of recordings,
died Sunday. He was 72. See page 9.
Iran, Iraq re-establish
full diplomatic ties
NICOSIA, Cyprus Iran and Iraq
reopened embassies in each other's
capitals Sunday, resuming full diplo
matic ties and ending a decade of en
mity, Iran's Islamic Republic News
Agency reported. The exchange of
diplomats came only two years after a
U.N.-brokered cease-fire halted hos
tilities in the eight-year Iran-Iraq war.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is
believed to be seeking Iranian assistance
in circumventing the U.N. economic
embargo imposed to force him out of
Kuwait, which he invaded Aug. 2. There
have been reports of food shipments
crossing from Iran into Iraq along their
Tehran has officially condemned
Saddam 's invasion of Kuwait and called
for his withdrawal. But at the same
time, Iran has condemned the presence
of Western forces in Saudi Arabia, home
of Islam's holiest shrines.
The decision to re-establish full
diplomatic ties came during a Septem
ber visit to Teheran by Iraqi Foreign
Minister Tariq Aziz.
Federal budget debate
continues this week
WASHINGTON Vice President
Dan Quayle said Sunday that the Bush
administration is "violently opposed"
to a plan for a big increase in the taxes
paid by the wealthiest Americans.
But a main supporter of the increase.
Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, chairman of
the House Ways and Means Committee,
said he would seek its approval in an
election campaign test of strength.
"I'm not going to deny that we're
trying to make a political statement, and
there certainly is evidence that there's
now a division between Democrats and
Republicans," said Rostenkowski, D
111. Quayle and Rostenkowski made their
comments on Sunday television news
programs, setting the stage for this
week's attempt in Congress to fashion a
$500 billion five-year package of
spending cuts and tax increases to rein
in the federal deficit.
. Most of the debate in recent days has
centered around whose taxes should be
raised and by how much.
Rostenkowski 's House Ways and
Means Committee approved a proposal
that would raise the top tax bracket from
28 percent to 33 percent.
"We want to protect middle income
and poor America, and we want every
body to share in the pain of governing,"
Rostenkowski said on CNN's
In addition, both plans would raise
the taxes on gasoline, alcohol, tobacco
and such luxury items as furs, jewelry
and expensive cars.
. Quayle, on CBS' "Face the Nation,"
said Bush was prepared to reject any
deficit-reduction plan he dislikes, re
gardless of how long the process takes.
From Associated Press reports
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Most of us ask for advice when we know the
budget crisis hurts
By DI0NNE L0Y
On a day intended to honor the
University ' s contributions to the nation,
Provost Dennis O'Connor said budget
cuts were distracting the University from
its educational mission.
The celebration, which was held in
Memorial Hall Friday, marked the 1 97th
anniversary of the laying of the cor
nerstone of Old East, the nation's oldest
state university building. O'Connor was
keynote speaker at the event.
The University was in the midst of
adversity during this year's celebration,
O'Connor said. "Even after existing for
197 years, the University is just not
ready for a party right now."
Problems caused by the state budget
cuts are distracting the University from
its purpose, he said. "We are too con
cerned about (lack of) supplies, (limited)
communication with colleagues and
support for the scholar," he said. "This
distracts us from what we really want to
Because human relationships under
stress are vulnerable, University mem
bers must perform with each other in
mind, O'Connor said.
"This is a university of people, not
bricks or books," he said. "We must
ensure that the mission of Chapel Hill is
sustained, realizing all members of the
See U-DAY, page 9
Smith's lawyer may have
interest conflict witHi BOG
By THOMAS HEALY
A UNC Board of Governors member
has questioned whether BOG Vice
Chairman Travis Porter has a conflict of
interest in serving as Dean Smith's
lawyer while the board is considering
stricter regulations of head coaches'
Committee member and former BOG
Chairman John Jordan Jr. wrote a letter
to the State Bar's executive director last
week asking if Porter's representation
of Smith conflicted with his involvement
on a joint committee.
The joint committee is looking into a
policy that would provide greater con
trol over coaches' contracts in the
Jordan said he was concerned be
cause the ethics of the legal profession
dictated that a lawyer on a public
committee should not take part in any
discussions that could affect his client.
Because Porter was co-chairman of
the joint committee from Oct. 1989 to
July 1990, Jordan said he and other
members of the board wanted a ruling
on the matter.
A National Guardsman escorts a former hostage to a processing center at
RDU International Airport Friday afternoon. See story, page 4.
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Students protest budget cuts at University Day celebration Friday morning
But Porter said Sunday there was no
conflict of interest.
"I frankly do not understand how that
(being co-chairman of the committee)
has impacted one way or another on the
fact that I have represented Dean Smith
over the years when he has asked me to
assist him," Porter said.
"Coach Smith has nothing going on
with the University. He has no nego
tiations with the University. I am not
representing him in anything with the
University, so there is nothing to be in
Bobby James, executive director of
the State Bar, said he would not comment
on another lawyer's conduct.
Instead, he referred to an ethics
opinion of the bar. The opinion states
that lawyers who serve on public boards
and handle matters that create possible
conflicts must do the following: an
nounce that they have an interest in the
matter, withdraw from any action on
the matter and record that action in the
minutes, and refrain from discussing
Jordan said he did not think Porter
ever made a written statement disclos
ing his involvement with Smith. It was
widely reported that Porter represented
former UNC head football coach Dick
Crum, but not that he represented Smith,
Jordan said. Crum's contract was bought
out by the Educational Foundation
(Rams Club) in 1987 for $885,000.
Porter said he issued a letter to joint
committee members last November,
stating he had represented Smith for
more than 20 years, but that there was
no ongoing representation.
The letter also stated that if an
adversarial negotiation ever took place
between Smith and the University, he
(Porter) would not represent Smith.
Every member of the committee, the
press and anyone else who was interested
received the statement. Porter said.
Jordan may not have been at the meet
ing when he distributed the statement,
John Garwood, who was selected to
fill the position of committee co
chairman when Porter was elected BOG
vice chairman, said he was aware of
Porter's involvement with Smith. "I
See COACHES, page 5
Local fraternity under investigation
in alleged chicken-kicking incident
By TIM BURROWS
An investigation into alleged animal
abuse at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fra
ternity house Thursday night is still
unresolved, with conflicting reports
from fraternity members and investi
gators. Chapel Hill police and Animal Pro
tection Society (APS) members began
an investigation Thursday after receiv
ing an anonymous telephone call from a
She accused people attending a mixer
in the fraternity house of organizing a
"Chicken Kickin'" where participants
surround chickens and kick them until
they are dead.
The mixer was advertised as a
"Kickin' Chicken" mixer, which fra
ternity members said referred to drinking
Wild Turkey liquor.
SAE President Ben Fooshee said he
expected the police and the APS to clear
the fraternity of all allegations of wrong
doing today. APS Director Pat Sanford
said the matter was still being closely
Although police did not see anyone
kicking chickens, they confiscated four
live chickens from the party. They were
not able to locate a fifth until Sunday
The chickens did not show signs of
answer but want
Demonstration, faculty press
conference protest budget cuts
By APRIL DRAUGHN
Disgruntled students and faculty
members added their angry voices to
the traditional University Day celebra
tions to express dismay about state
imposed budget cuts.
A group of students demonstrated in
a show of support for faculty members
in the face of budget cuts before the
official ceremonies began, and later a
group of faculty members held a press
conference to air their feelings about
Carrying signs such as "Lost: $55
million. When found return to UNC,"
Graduate Students United members
stood in front of Memorial Hall as faculty
members filed in.
The faculty marched by the student
demonstrators, nodding in appreciation
and smiling at the signs.
Tim Long, a GSU member, said the
group's effort was a demonstration of
solidarity. "The idea was to come out
and show support for the faculty."
About 20 to 30 students demon
strated. Long said he wanted more
people at the demonstration, especially
undergraduates, because they make up
the majority of the student body.
"This is an issue undergrads have got
to begin to carry."
After the faculty entered Memorial
Hall, the demonstrators filed in behind
them and lined the back wall with signs
in hand to listen to the University Day
Vandalism off Cube
shows hatred off
By THOMAS HEALY
Anti-homosexual slurs were found
on a Carolina Gay and Lesbian Asso
ciation sign Friday, marking the
University's third reported incident of
minority harassment in the last four
The sign, a painted announcement
on the Cube that read, "National
Coming Out Day Is Oct. 11," was
discovered by CGLA members Friday
morning with the words "AIDS kills
fags" and "bum the ass" scratched
across it. The Cube is the wooden
announcement board next to the Pit.
Kim Bennett, CGLA co-chairwoman,
said the slurs appeared to be
scratched into the Cube with a key.
The group's announcement also was
scratched through, she said.
Mark Cerny, a senior from Atlanta
who had reserved space for another
group on the Cube for Oct. 1 2, said he
saw graffiti on the CGLA announce
"The entire investigation is
pointless except to satisfy the
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
President Ben Fooshee
violent abuse, but the birds were miss
ing some feathers and one had minor
abrasions, said Sanford.
Stains found on a wall in the house
which were originally suspected to be
blood stains are now thought to be
barbecue sauce, but definite test results
have not come back, Sanford said.
Witnesses have given conflicting
reports, but none have implicated the
fraternity in purposely harming the
chickens. One witness, however, re
ported the birds were neglected and
allowed to run free during the mixer,
Fooshee said the chickens were be
ing used along with other props as
decoration for the countrybluegrass
The chickens were purchased in the
a different one.
The Conference of Chairs of the
College of Arts and Science, a group of
faculty members, held a press confer
ence after the awards ceremony in
Gerrard Hall. About 20 people attended.
Ann Woodward, chairwoman of the
Conference of Chairs, stated the
Conference's proposal to rectify the
problems caused by the budget cuts.
"The Conference of Chairs in the
College of Arts and Sciences, therefore,
will petition the governor and the
General Assembly to adopt as their
highest priority for the 1991-1993 bi
ennial budget full restoration of the
University's finances to at least the level
of the 1989-1991 biennial certified
Geoffrey Feiss, chairman of the ge
ology department, said the goals of the
Conference of Chairs should include
making everyone aware of the faltering
condition of the University if budget
"We want to sound a warning that
this great university you've built, is at
Julia Wood, professor in the speech
communication department, said the
budget cuts had affected the quality of
education. She has doubled the size of
one of her sections because of budget
cuts. Wood said.
"For the first time in my 1 8 years of
college career, I do not know my stu
dents' names," she said. "That's what
See CONFERENCE, page 4
ment but did not notice what the words
"Someone had obviously scratched
it up on purpose," he said.
Bennett and other CGLA members
said this incident was the third in a
series of harassing acts toward mi
norities. They referred to a defaced
Harvey Gantt poster and anti-homosexual
signs in Carmichael residence
hall as the first two incidents.
CGLA member Kelly Cannon said
harassment would discourage many
people from "coming out," on a day
when homosexuals voice their sexual
preference to others.
"It (harassment) creates a climate
of silence because people who would
otherwise be vocal are reluctant to
come out in an intolerant environ
ment," Cannon said.
CGLA member Liz Stiles said the
slurs violated the chancellor's policy
See CGLA, page 3
same condition that the police confis
cated them in and any allegations of
animal abuse were untrue, he said.
"The entire investigation is pointless
except to satisfy the APS people," he
One fraternity member said he re
sented the way local media and law
enforcement officials had handled the
investigation. He feels like the fraternity
members are being unjustly persecuted,
"What really bothers me is the APS's
approach to it all," he said.
Fooshee said newspaper articles
concerning the alleged incident were
"The entire blow-up in the newspa
pers is unethical ... it defaces our name,"