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Volume 98, Issue 91
Tuesday, October 30, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Iraq held responsible
for damages by U.N.
UNITED NATIONS The Security
Council voted Monday to hold Saddam
Hussein's regime liable for human rights
abuses and war damages during its 3-month-old
occupation of Kuwait.
The vote was 13-0, with abstentions
by Cuba and Yemen. It was the 10th
resolution condemning Iraq since
Saddam's troops overran Kuwait on
. Abdul Amir Al-Anbari, Iraq's am
bassador to the Un ited Nations, rejected
the resolution. He said the Security
Council was applying a double standard
in dealing more harshly with Iraq's in
vasion of Kuwait than with Israel's
occupation of Arab territories.
The resol ution also demands that Iraq
allow foreign governments to send
supplies to their diplomats in occupied
Kuwait City. The United States and
Britain are the only Western nations
with embassies still operating in Kuwait.
The new resolution, which cites
violations of the Fourth Geneva Con
vention, also hints at a future war crimes
inquiry. There was no specific mention
of a tribunal or reparations.
The resolution did not establish a
mechanism for collecting compensation,
but said all states should assemble in
formation about losses of life, injury
and torture, loss of revenue, damage
and loss of property.
Supreme Court favors
WASHINGTON The Supreme
Court cleared the way Monday for a
Tacoma, Wash., woman to sue a state
trooper she says left her stranded in a
high-crime area the night she was raped.
The justices, without comment, let
stand a ruling that Trooper Steven
Ostrander is not immune from being
sued by the woman.
At the same time, the court refused to
reinstate a $750,000 award won, and
then lost, by a woman raped in a
Cleveland-area public transit system
The justices, again without comment,
left intact a ruling that the transit system
owed the woman no "special duty of
care" even though another woman had
been raped in the same parking lot the
Vandals mutilate pop
art exhibit in N.Y.C.
PARIS Vandals slashed two re
cent pop art works by Roy Lichtenstein
and James Rosenquist on display at the
International Contemporary Art Fair,
exhibit organizers said Monday.
The vandals, shouting anti-imperialist
slogans, mutilated the paintings Sat
urday with knives and dropped pam
phlets before they were arrested.
Lichtenstein's "Reflections on Se
norita," (1990) estimated at $ 1 million,
and RosenquistVVenturi Correction,"
(1990) estimated at $350,000, were on
show at the booth of the Leo Castelli
gallery in New York.
Castelli, 83, was shaken by the inci
dent but said he did not hold anyone
responsible. "These are unpredictable
things that happen and can't be pre
vented. For me the affair is closed," he
was quoted as saying in Le Figaro.
One of Castelli's employees said that
following the incident, a security guard
had been posted inside the stand at the
From Associated Press reports
Chapel Hill merchants decking stores
for holiday shopping season .........3
Early to rise
Students don't mind getting out of
bed for Sunday services 4
Do the improving Tar Heels have a
shot at a bowl bid? 5
Campus and City 3
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Lisa Ma dry and Walt Parrish lead the SEAC march protesting the N.C. highway bill Monday night
SEAC leads sfadeiiit protest
against highway toast fond
By STEVE P0LITI
Over 150 students rode bicycles,
skateboards, or walked to the Chapel
Hill town council meeting Monday night
as part of a Student Environmental
Action Coalition protest against the
Highway Trust Fund.
The protesters carried signs that read
"1st in Roads, 49th in SATs" and
"Rhodes not Roads" and chanted
"Defund the D.O.T. (Department of
Transportation), stop oil dependency."
"A few months ago, there was no
way in the world we would break into
Former SAE fraternity banned from using letters
By LAURA WILLIAMS
The national chapter of SAE frater
nity has threatened to sue the former
UNC chapter for copyright infringement
if the group doesn't stop using the
fraternity's trademark letters.
Ken Tracey, the national chapter di
rector, said the UNC fraternity 's charter
had been suspended last May as a result
of "a lot of different violations of or
Safety problems bring controversy
about late-night activities in Union
By BURKE K00NCE
University officials and members of
the Black Greek Council Thursday failed
to reach an agreement about whether
black Greek organizations can continue
to sponsor late-closing events in the
Student Union, said Archie Copeland,
Student Union director.
Both parties are still trying to reach
an agreement, he said.
Maj. Robert Porreca of the University
police department said because of re
curring safety problems with the late
closing parties, a moratorium is in effect
on all such gatherings until University
officials and Black Greek Council
members can find a solution.
Copeland said the late-closing parties
Campus petition, march planned by SARR
By JENNIFER MUELLER
The Students for the Advancement
of Race Relations is circluating a peti
tion this week and planning a march
Thursday in response to recent racial
incidents on campus.
Birshari Greene, SARR co-chairwoman,
said the petition and march
would be part of the organization's
overall agenda to improve race relations
The petition stems from incidents
which began when racial slurs were
written on a Harvey Gantt campaign
poster in Mangum Residence Hall.
Carolina Gay and Lesbian Associa
tion and UNITAS approached the
Campus Y after becoming the focus of
Lori Marks, SARR co-chairwoman,
Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off.
the Highway Trust Fund," said SEAC
co-chairman Alec Guettel. "Because of
the incredible reaction at UNC and
across the state, it's now becoming more
likely that we can break into it. This is a
battle we can win."
The protesters gathered in front of
Campus Y at 6:30 p.m. March organizer
Lisa Gentilcore spoke to the group about
the trust fund and what SEAC is doing
to change it.
"North Carolina has the number one
highway system in the nation, while we
are last in SAT scores and infant sur
vival," she said. "It is time to make
ganization policies over the last three
After the former chapter's charter
was suspended, the group was not al
lowed to use the trademark letters for
their activities, he said.
Using either the Greek or English
letters is a violation of copyright laws,
officials from the national organization
Ben Fooshee, president of the former
in Great Hall in the Student Union
usually began at 10 p.m. and ended at 2
The latest safety flare-up occurred
Oct. 14 after a dance in Great Hall
sponsored by Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
According to a police report, a N.C.
Central student was attacked by 1 6 to 20
unidentified black males outside Win
ston Residence Hall.
Another incident on the same night
resulted in the arrest of Darrell
Alexander Bridges Jr., of 2825 Angier
Ave., Durham, for possession of a
weapon on school grounds. A
plainclothes detective found several
weapons, including a 1 2-gauge shotgun,
in the trunk of Bridges' car.
Porreca said police believed the in
said, "We were afraid something hor
rible would happen. Tensions were
getting very high.".
The petition offers a three-part reso
lution, which SARR plans to present to
Chancellor Paul Hardin at the end of
Thursday's march. The march will be
gin in the Pit at 12:15 p.m. and end at
South Building. The petition now has
about 1,500 signatures.
SARR began circulating the petition
last Monday at a rally in the Pit. Ad
ministrators and student leaders spoke
out against hate crimes during the 40
minute rally that about 100 people at
tended. The first resolution of the petition
calls for an official policy of investiga
tion into hate crimes. No standard in
vestigation policy exists now. Greene
said more definite guidelines needed to
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education our priority for the future.
"This is the beginning of the
defunding of the DOT, so let's get go-
The protesters arrived at the town
hall at 7 p.m. A resolution written by
Gentilcore and Greg Gangi, a graduate
student, was presented at the meeting.
Gentilcore said, "The resolution
shows three things that should be pre
sented to the state legislature: The need
for funding for education, the use of
mass transportation, and the importance
See SEAC, page 7
SAE chapter, said UNC's fraternity had
SAE in English letters on the house, but
took them down five days ago.
The UNC group received a letter
from the national chapter's lawyers
giving them an ultimatum to either take
the letters off of the house or face legal
action, Fooshee said.
The national chapter learned the
former chapter was still being referred
to as a chapter of SAE when alumni and
cidents were extensions of earlier fights
at the party.
University policy requires the pres
ence of security guards at all late-closing
parties and open parties in the Student
Union, he said. Because of the increase
of potentially dangerous situations oc
curring during these events, University
police officers may no longer volunteer
their services, he said. Without security
guards, the parties may not take place.
"The problem is not finding security,"
said Porreca. "The problem is safety.
That's the bottom line.
"A 1 2-gauge shotgun is a business
like weapon," he said.
Open parties attract both students
See PARTY, page 7
be established for handling investiga
tions and punishments in these cases.
The second part of the petition en
courages members of the University
community to report hate crimes to the
Dean of Students office. Marks said
few students reported hate crimes be
cause they have felt uncomfortable or
threatened by doing so.
SARR members want administrators
and students to facilitate the process for
reporting hate crimes so people are less
intimidated and more willing to take
action against such incidents.
The third resolution obligates stu
dents to take at least one University
course .tbout oppression. Mark said the
courses would be taught in several de
partments, applying toward a major
See PETITION, page 7
it ofocefs false
By JENNIFER PILLA
Assistant University Editor
University interim police director
John DeVitto and Maj. Robert Porreca
said Monday that allegations several
officers made Sunday about depart
mental quotas, morale and equipment
problems were false.
The officers said the department set
quotas outlined in the Work Planning
and Performance Review. According to
the review, one of the guidelines is that
an officer must be within 5 percent of
the squad average for issuing citations
during a review period to meet depart
Porreca said if the expectations set
by the department were not exceeded
by an officer, they would not be con
sidered for merit pay increases. But the
expectations are not considered quotas
because they are based on percentages
instead of numbers, he said. The ex
pectations affect an employee's oppor
tunity to receive a merit pay increase,
not job security, he said.
"Everybody should be working at
about an equal level," Porreca said.
Some off eers said the low number of
officers patrolling the campus was
jeopardizing the safety of students and
the safety of state property.
DeVitto and Porreca said they did
not think having one squad of five or six
line officers patrolling all campus and
off-campus property during a shift was
"I think we're in damn fine shape as
far as equipment and as far as person
nel," Porreca said.
"I can patrol this campus with three
officers, if they're working," he said.
"Quite frankly I don't understand where
the hazard is. We can't staff our police
department on something that may
happen. We have to base it on what
students sent newspaper clippings and
angry letters about an alleged "Chicken
Kickin'" incident on Oct. 11.
The incident involved allegations
from the Animal Protection Society that
the fraternity abused chickens during a
party. All charges against the former
chapter were dropped, and the group
volunteered 250 hours of service to
Tracey said many people who sent
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Guide Jenny Ingram points out Kenan Stadium on the UNC model to Brenda
Melson, a high school counselor, Monday in the Morehead building.
One officer said morale in the depart
ment had been low since 1987 and had
DeVitto said statistics on department
activity levels showed morale was not
"When you look at the stats and the
activity level there doesn't seem to be a
morale problem," DeVitto said. "No
one has come to me and said that morale
is low." 1
One officer said between eight and
10 grievances had been filed since
DeVitto was made interim director.
DeVitto is also director of the Depart
ment of Transportation and Parking.
DeVitto agreed that some grievances
were filed against the department since
he became director. "But you know,
some of them around here, all they do is;
file grievances," he said.
The allegation that 10 officers have
quit or retired since he became director
are not true, DeVitto said. "Two have
retired," he said. "And three have sought
The problems the department is
having now stem from problems it has
had in the past, Porreca said.
"The biggest problem the department
has right now is getting over its past," he
said. "My job is making this department
operational; that's what I'm doing. Some
people are not comfortable with
Officers called Porre a's manage
ment style "paramilitary." DeVitto said
using methods similar to the military in
a police department was not unusual.
"All police departments are patterned
after military organizations," he said.
Porreca said officers had not told him
they had problems with the department.
"What we have here is people exercis
ing their right to express their com
plaints," he said. "I just wish they'd
chosen to exercise that right with me."
letters to the national chapter were not
aware the fraternity's charter had been
"Apparently we still have an iden
tity," Tracy said. "The group is
fraudulently using our name and it dis
Fooshee said the former UNC chapter
thought the Greek letters were copy
See SAE, page 7
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