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Mm Thunderstorms High around 70 Wednesday: Sunny High in lower 70s Indispensable Guide to Classes now on sale Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 98, Issue 85 . Tuesday, October 23, 1990 Chapel Hill, North Carolina RmSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-11(3 & 3, 1WM 0 (I C I? G, W Outside companies 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 lead researcher. "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. From Associated Press reports Noah problem Student U nion wrings out after a wate r pipe bursts 3 in the prime of life SEAC subcommittee to raise aware ness on the hewing of rainforests 4 Olympic feat U.S. decides to allow professional players on basketball team 5 City and Campus ..3 Arts and Features 4 Sports .....5 Classifieds 6 Comics 7 Opinion '.. 8 0 1990 DTH Publishing Corp. All fights reserved. mm Stadeinife 5 I 2 &sj rk . Frederic Schroeder, Police life fatore security at parties By STACEY KAPLAN Staff Writer 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 operating hours. 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 University Horace Williams Airport public By PETER F. WALLSTEN City Editor 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 airport's growth. 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 really confusing." 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 pHPoUse 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 that night. They could not comment on the investigation into the assault, police officials said. 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 recommends keeping "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, he said. 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, Antle said. 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 homes." Bloom said she thought the Univer sity could easily afford to have the get when you don't get what you st wave DTHKeith Nelson during hate crimes rally Staff vacancies may remain open in wake off budget cunts By S0YIA ELLISON Staff Writer 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 finance. 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 open. "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 excessive. 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 use designation." 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 strain." 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, Bushnell added. The Chapel Hill Town Council also supported the private designation, and most members agreed growth of the airport would be detrimental to the community. "I'm a little surprised and a little, disappointed (about the University's See AIRPORT, page 4 of fate By LAURA WILLIAMS Senior Writer 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," she said. 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. mm .vvv,-.-.-, 'w.ywwy. .... . . ''''""'""''vss'wWwy'Zti. mi Aunza ;::S?-:':;:;::V? ROTC reunion Current Naval ROTC students welcome building on Columbia Street Saturday. j f ' ' want. Dan Stanford ciMnes 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. ma:. DTHEd Moorhouse NROTC alumni outside of the NROTC tx" rS', I'M ii b . : mr3&? i iiiiii - ifc miiiiiimi .m.i iii ii r - - '