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Volume 98, Issue 85
. Tuesday, October 23, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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to help out S&Ls
WASHINGTON The Resolution
Trust Corp., faced with a limited pool of
outside talent to help clean up the sav
ings and loan mess, has bent its ethics
rules to do business with some compa
nies. The RTC, the federal agency re
sponsible for disposing of hundreds of
collapsed S&Ls, is signing on about
1 ,000 new contractors a week and could
soon rival the Defense Department as a
lucrative source of government con
tracts. At the same time, there is a limited
number of outside companies, such as
accounting firms, with the expertise the
RTC needs. Because the $500 billion
savings and loan scandal is so far
reaching, many of the companies with
the know-how needed to resolve it have
been touched by it in some way.
"All of a sudden you find yourself
with very few horses in the corral that
aren't lame in some way," said Caryl
Austrian, a spokeswoman for the Fed
eral Deposit Insurance Corp.
The RTC has bent its rules by granting
conflict-of-interest waivers to 1 1 com
panies, from big accounting firms to
mortgage companies and real estate
brokerages, documents examined by
The Associated Press show. Many of
the companies are the objects of lawsuits
that the RTC and the FDIC inherited
from seized banks and S&Ls.
Israelis block Jews'
entry after violence
JERUSALEM Israeli forces
blocked Palestinians from entering
Jerusalem on Monday to prevent clashes
following the murders of three Jews by
a knife-wielding Arab.
A Palestinian teenager was killed
and 19 others were hospitalized with
wounds suffered in clashes with Israeli
troops Monday throughout the occupied
West Bank, Arab reports said.
Despite the heightened security in
Jerusalem, a Palestinian stabbed a Jew,
slightly injuring him. Police searched a
nearby village for the assailant.
Also Monday, an 1 8-year-old Pales
tinian died of wounds suffered in an
August 1988 clash. Mohammed Nairn
Abu Akar was known among Palestin
ians as "the living martyr" for surviving
on intravenous feedings after Israeli
bullets destroyed his intestines.
Link found between
cocaine, AIDS virus
ATLANTA Cocaine bolstered the
growth of the AIDS virus in laboratory
tests, prompting concern that it could
increase infected people's chances of
developing the deadly disease, re
searchers reported Monday.
; Microbiologists at the University of
Minnesota Medical School exposed
cells that are the primary target for the
AIDS virus to doses of cocaine. The
HIV virus was found to grow as much
as three times faster in the cocaine
laced tests than in control studies.
If what happened in the test tube
happens in HIV-infected cocaine users,
it could increase their risk of develop
ing AIDS, said Dr. Ronald Schut, the
"In persons who are infected, if they
continue to abuse this drug it may have
a significant impact on the develop
ment of clinical AIDS," Schut said.
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pipe bursts 3
in the prime of life
SEAC subcommittee to raise aware
ness on the hewing of rainforests 4
U.S. decides to allow professional
players on basketball team 5
City and Campus ..3
Arts and Features 4
Opinion '.. 8
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Police life fatore
security at parties
By STACEY KAPLAN
University police will not provide
security for parties held in the Student
Union until changes are made that will
help keep violence under control, Maj .
Robert Porreca of the University po
lice said Monday.
Organizations who sponsor parties
should be responsible for what hap
pens, he said. "The police should not
be totally responsible for someone
else's social activities," he said.
Police, administrators and black
Greeks said they were concerned about
the violence that has occurred at black
Greek-sponsored parties in Great Hall.
Archie Copeland, director of the
Union, said he had not spoken to the
police about security at Union parties,
but security must be present at open
parties and those held after normal
Closed events and those held during
the hours the Union usually is open do
not necessarily need security, he said.
After a party sponsored by Omega
Psi Phi fraternity in Great Hall Oct. 13,
a N.C. Central University student was
attacked in the early hours of Oct. 14
outside Winston Residence Hall by 1 6
to 20 unidentified black males, ac
Horace Williams Airport public
By PETER F. WALLSTEN
University officials decided not to
recommend that the Federal Aviation
Administration designate Horace Wil
liams Airport for private use, but
members of the Chapel Hill community
said they still planned to fight the
Charles Antle, associate vice chan
cellor for business, announced the de
cision in a letter to Chapel Hill Mayor
Jonathan Howes last week. Antle said
designating the airport for private use
involved too many confusing factors.
"We were really having a great deal
of difficulty with the FAA deciding
what a private-use designation meant
for an airport at a public institution," he
said in an interview Monday. "The
people (at the FAA) we talked to had
never heard of a state agency asking to
make their airport private. It was just
A private-use designation would
make the state responsible for the
airport's finances, and the University
would decide who was allowed to use
the runways. A citizens group said the
designation would help decrease the
amount of traffic at Horace Williams.
The University was considering the
change after the Chapel Hill Town
Council and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
School Board suggested that such a
designation would make the area near
the airport safer. Citizens for Airport
Planning, which opposes any growth of
the airport, also strongly encouraged
the Un iversity to try to designate Horace
Williams for private use.
Experience is what you
dean of students, speaks out Monday
cording to police reports.
Police officials said they believed
the attack may have been an extension
of fights at the Great Hall party earlier
They could not comment on the
investigation into the assault, police
Gabriele Bowers, a member of
Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, said her
organization would consider alterna
tives for their Nov. 16 Great Hall
Party if security is unavailable.
"Anything could go wrong," she said.
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor of
student affairs, said University ad
ministrators were working with the
Black Greek Council to increase safety
at parties on University property.
"I don't want to wake up one
morning to be the recipient of a trag
edy," he said.
Gerald Okoth, a member of Alpha
Phi Alpha fraternity, said eliminating
parties in Great Hall would be unfair
because the parties were a major source
of revenue for black Greek organiza
tions. "I would suggest penalizing the
organization involved rather than
See POLICE, page 7
"We are extremely disappointed
(about the University's decision)," said
Diane Bloom, a member of Citizens for
Airport Planning. "We felt it would
have been a reasonable tool to make it
safer and to control the growth of tran
sient airport traffic."
Antle said keeping the present publ ic
designation would be beneficial to the
airport. With this designation, the airport
stands to gain two modern devices
helpful to pilots landing in Chapel Hill,
The Radio Navigational System
(RNAV), which would allow air-traffic
controllers at Horace Williams to guide
planes for landing, would be installed at
no cost if the airport stayed public,
Also, if the airport remains public,
the National Weather Service (NWS)
and the FAA would provide Horace
Williams with equipment for reporting
weather conditions, Antle said. The
weather station would be one of 1,600
established across the country as part of
an NWS project, he added.
"This allows pilots to get up-to-date
weather right from Horace Williams
Airport, which is a nice service for the
pilots," Antle said.
B ut the weather station could actually
be detrimental, Bloom said.
"It would allow (planes) to come in
during stormy weather," she said. "Our
question is do we want more planes
coming in in stormy weather in a com
munity with an airport so close to
Bloom said she thought the Univer
sity could easily afford to have the
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Staff vacancies may remain
open in wake off budget cunts
By S0YIA ELLISON
University departments may have to
cut staff positions that are already fro
zen to meet state budget cuts, said Ben
Tuchi, vice chancellor of business and
Tuchi told members of the State
Employees Association of North
Carolina (SEANC) at their monthly
meeting last week that if the University's
financial situation did not improve,
many of the 312 open positions would
be permanently eliminated.
Paula Schubert, SEANC president,
said she had heard rumors that 60 per
cent of positions now open will be cut.
Tuchi said individual departments
would decide if the positions should be
filled or eliminated. In proposals to
decrease spending in preparation for
future budget cuts, some departments
recommended keeping a few positions
"The plans do indicate that the de
partments will have great difficulty
fulfilling their goals," he said. "If con
ditions do not change from today...then
it (the open positions) will be exactly
the way it seems now."
Schubert said she thought Academic
RNAV, even if Horace Williams was
designated for private use, but Antle
said he thought the cost would be too
In the letter to Howes, Antle wrote
the "uncertainty about current and future
FAA services availability, costs, pro
cedure to request changes, etc. has
complicated the matter of a 'private
Also in the letter, Antle wrote "the
private use designation causes the
University to self-impose the burden of
policing that designation. Any additional
costs of operating the airport must be
borne by the general revenues of the
University, an unacceptable use of its
resources during a time of financial
The school board has indicated for
years that the airport is dangerously
close to Seawell Elementary School,
Chapel Hill Senior High School and
Guy B. Phillips Junior High School.
"Our main concern is the airport not
grow, and, if anything, it become re
duced in its use," school board member
Mary Bushnell said.
The board originally wanted the
University to move the location of the
airport, but that proposal was defeated,
The Chapel Hill Town Council also
supported the private designation, and
most members agreed growth of the
airport would be detrimental to the
"I'm a little surprised and a little,
disappointed (about the University's
See AIRPORT, page 4
By LAURA WILLIAMS
Students protested the recent wave
of hate crimes committed on campus
against homosexuals and minorities at a
Pit rally held at noon Monday.
Protesters demonstrated against a
series of hate crimes on campus, in
cluding the defacement of a Harvey
Gantt poster, the placement of an anti
homosexual sign in Carmichael Resi
dence Hall and the marking of slurs
across a Carolina Gay and Lesbian
Association announcement on the Cube.
A letter also was left on the car of
newly elected Homecoming Queen
Laura Anderson that stated, "We will
not have another nigger queen."
Anderson said she had found the
computer-printed letter on the wind
shield of her car Thursday during
Homecoming Queen elections.
Representatives from Students for
the Advancement of Race Relations
(SARR), Network for Minority Issues,
CGLA, UNTTAS and the Black Cultural
Center spoke at the rally. About 50
students sat on the Pit steps and held
signs supporting the speakers.
Margo Crawford, BCC director, said
she was concerned about the letter
Anderson received. "This does not look
like a flagship university, it is a plan
' tation today," she said.
Lori Marks, SARR co-chairwoman.
"Many staff are having to take on the re
sponsibilities of two or three people"
Larry Alford of library planning
Affairs and small departments would
be hardest hit.
"There are so many smaller depart
ments that if they lose one person, that's
maybe one-third of their department,"
The freeze on positions has not af
fected all departments; the English and
history departments have no vacancies,
department members said.
Larry Alford, University library as
sistant for planning and finance, said
five library positions were abolished
earlier this year and 25 other positions
remained open. Last week the provost's
office granted library administrators
permission to fill 10 of the positions.
The open positions have caused a
reduction in operating hours, long lines
at the reference desk and a slowdown in
book repair and ordering materials.
"I don't have any doubt that these
cuts are affecting the quantity and quality
of library services," Alford said.
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Current Naval ROTC students welcome
building on Columbia Street Saturday.
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want. Dan Stanford
said, "We can no longer sit back and
allow hate to destroy our campus."
Debbie Baker, Network for Minority
Issues co-chairwoman, said hate crimes
at UNC have threatened the freedom
students expect at the University.
Minority groups do not enjoy the
same freedom to print information about
their activities as other groups at the
University, she said.
Baker said she wondered how many
other black students and CGLA mem
bers have been harassed but have not
reported it. "Silence about these inci-i
dents will only perpetuate the problem."
Bill Hildebolt, student body presi
dent, said he was ashamed there was a
need to hold a rally against hate crimes.
"I've heard people say racism will
always be with us," he said. "I sure hope
that's not the case, and I don't believe
that's the case."
David Staples, CGLA member, said
his organization worked to increase
awareness and acceptance of gays and
lesbians on campus.
All groups who participated in the
rally have a common goal: to educate
people about hate crimes and to elimi
nate these crimes, Staples said.
UNITAS Chairman Mark
Kleinschmidi said administrators' hands
were tied when trying to solve; the
See RALLY, page 7
If positions are not filled, it will dam
age the morale of already frustrated
employees, he said.
"Many staff are having to take on the
responsibilities of two or three people,"
he said. "They 're trying hard but they're
not capable of it all."
Karen Hildebrandt, administrative
manager of the psychology department,
said her department was operating
without a student services secretary, but
she hoped to fill the position by January.
"It will be terrible (if the position is
not filled) because admissions start in
November, and we have over 700 ap
plicants for grad school," she said.
Kay Wijnberg, director of adminis
tration at the Law School, said a number
of staff vacancies at the school had
made operating more difficult.
"If the freeze continues we will not
be able to provide the services we had
hoped," she said.
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