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Volume 98, Issue 94
Friday, November 2, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Iraq will release 4
BAGHDAD Iraq said four
American hostages it described as eld
erly and sick would soon be freed. It
said the move was in response to a plea
from a private group.
Information Minister Latif Jassim, at
a Baghdad news conference, did not say
exactly when the four would be released,
but said it would be soon.
He did not disclose the names of
those to be freed, but later, the official
Iraqi News Agency identified them as
Randall Trinah, Dr. Abdul Kanji,
Raymond Galles and Michael Barnes.
The report did not give their ages or
It said that they were being released
in response to a petition from a group
called the Arab-American Reconcilia
tion Society, and that a delegation from
the group would accompany them back
to the United States.
A U.S. Embassy spokesman wel
comed the news and said the embassy
was seeking details from Iraq's foreign
"It is good news, our top priority is to
get Americans out," said the embassy
spokesman, who spoke on condition of
Price increases spark
BUCHAREST, Romania Thou
sands of Romanians took to the streets
Thursday to protest price increases that
doubled or tripled prices on a wide
range of goods.
About 2,500 demonstrators occupied
the main downtown square in Bucharest
and about 10,000 people demonstrated
in the central city of Brasov, demanding
that a partial deregulation of prices be
Some deputies also raised objections
to the government's economic reforms
at a special joint session of the bicam
eral Parliament. The session postponed
until next week a vote on Premier Petre
Roman's request for special powers to
impose temporary value-added and in
The Commerce Ministry said the new
price policy, which officially tookeffect
Thursday morning, would double prices
for clothes, public transport and furni
ture, among other items. The prices of
footwear and leather goods were to
triple, and the cost of some foodstuffs
was to increase as well.
Essential foodstuffs, energy and rents
remained protected for the time being.
Bhutto ouster makes
Sharif prime minister
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Nawaz
Sharif, the architect of ousted Prime
Minister Benazir Bhutto's stunning
election defeat, was poised Thursday to
head Pakistan's fifth freely elected
government in 43 years.
Sharif, a wealthy 41 -year-old indus
trialist with humble beginnings, was
nominated by the Islamic Democratic
Alliance to be the next prime minister.
But a militant group in Ms. Bhutto's
home province of Sind warned his
election would bring protests and
Sharif led his party to a landslide
victory over Ms. Bhutto's Pakistan
People's Party in the elections on Oct.
24, winning 105 of the 217 seats in the
National Assembly, the policy-making
lower house of Parliament.
From Associated Press reports
Latin American studies expand on
and between two campuses 3
UNC Clef Hangers to spice 14th year
with fall performance ............ ... .5
Kicked while they're down
Men's soccer loses to UVa. in 1 st
round of ACC tournament ............. 6
State and National 4
Arts and Features.......................... 5
Sports ... ... ......... ....................... 6
Classifieds ......... 8
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"As ye sow, ...
Gary Birdsong and Laura Hartsell, a sophomore from
Charlotte, argue about God's divinity and the sins of
By MATTHEW EISLEY
Despite a 1 6 percent increase in sales
last year, Marriott Corporation's Caro
lina Dining Services is operating in the
red for a fifth year because of inadequate
facilities, a relatively small customer
base and competition for food sales.
"From a performance standpoint,
Marriott has struggled here, as have
other food service providers over the
last few decades," said Chris Derby,
director of Carolina Dining Services.
The difficulty lies in making a profit
while serving a reasonably priced
product, he said.
"What we have seen is a steady re
duction in our losses," he said. "We see
a light at the end of the tunnel."
Derby would not say how much
money Marriott has lost since it replaced
ARA Food Services as the University's
primary food service contractor in 1 9 86.
James Cansler, associate vice chan
cellor for student affairs and chairman
of the Food Services Advisory Com
mittee, said four things historically have
made food service at the University a
B The lack of a compulsory student
food service program. Campus residents
SARR sponsors march
to protest racial acts
By MATTHEW MIELKE
A small but spirited group of stu
dents marched from the Pit to South
Building Thursday to voice their disap
proval of recent acts of racism on UNC's
Arms intertwined to represent unity,
members of Students for the Advance
ment of Race Relations (SARR) and
other concerned students participated
in the march to present Chancellor Paul
Hardin with a petition signed by 1,678
The petition offers a three-part reso
lution concerning racial incidents on
campus. Two of the resolutions demand
an official investigation policy for hate
crimes and encourage members of the
campus community to report hate crimes
to the Dean of Students' office.
The third resolution requires that all
students take at least one course about
oppression, which should include a
mandatory race-relations workshop for
SARR member Brian Branton sug
gested at the march that all freshmen,
even those who placed out, should have
to take an English course because most
discuss race relations.
University freshman attacked by 3 assailants on Cameron Avenue
A UNC freshman from Durham was
assaulted by three black males in the
early morning hours of Oct. 20, ac
cording to University police records.
The victim, Culley Carson, said
Thursday that he was walking on
Cameron Avenue near Swain Hall when
four black men in a white Ford Escort
GT drove by him slowly and shouted
food services continue to lose money
in the red for 5th straight year
are required to purchase at least $200 a
year on a meal card, but other students
'This campus does not have a man
dated (customer) base, and state law
prohibits subsidization from the Uni
versity," Cansler said. "(Food service)
doesn't have the basis to be self-supporting,
yet it's required to be."
B Food service contractors have high
labor costs because the University re
quires them to provide generous benefit
programs to employees. The
University's requirements are among
the most liberal in the nation, he said.
B Inadequate facilities, especially
Lenoir Dining Hall. "Our facilities are
grossly inadequate, which means that
the food service contractor has very
high overhead and a low volume of
business," he said.
D Competition for food sales. "The
food dollar on this campus is spread
over a large number of competing or
ganizations," he said. Competitors in
clude the Student Stores, UNC Hospi
tals, the Athletic Department, the
Carolina Inn, caterers from throughout
the Triangle region and, soon, the
Marriott would like additional
Lori Marks, SARR do-chairwoman,
presented the resolutions to Elaine
Goldenthal of the chancellor's office.
Hardin was unable to receive the peti
tion because he was out of town.
Goldenthal said Donald Boulton, vice
chancellor of student affairs, would have
received the petition and listened to the
students' concerns, but the marchers
arrived at South Building later than
Hardin created a Committee on
Community and Diversity about three
weeks before the march.
Birshari Greene, SARR co-chairwoman,
said the group hoped to meet
with Hardin about the committee.
Marks said the group was encourag
ing students to continue signing peti
tions, and had set its goal at 5,000 sig
natures. Group members formulated the
idea for a petition at last week's rally
against hate crimes.
Charla Campbell, a senior from
Jamestown who participated in the
march, said she thought many students
on campus were apathetic about the
recent acts of racism. Many students
"don't think that it is their problem,"
See SARR, page 9
When Carson declined to participate
in the suggested vulgarities, three of the
men got out of the car and approached
him, Carson said. One of the attackers
had his arm underneath a trenchcoat
and appeared to have a weapon, Carson
The three men pushed him around
A closed mouth gathers no feet. Unknown
man in the Pit Thursday afternoon. A crowd of about 70
people gathered to watch the heated debate.
campus business, but there is still room
for competition, Derby said.
"I don't think you need a monolithic
food service provider on campus," he
said. "But you need to decide what
(demands) you want your food service
contractor to serve."
Rutledge Tufts, director of auxiliary
services, said the University would in
vite food service companies to bid on a
new three-year contract next spring.
Derby said Marriott would bid ag
gressively to renew its contract.
"Overall, I feel good about our position
on campus," he said. "But I'm certainly
not being complacent."
Marriott's bid will project profit
ability within three years, just as it did in
1986, he said.
"I think the University wants a con
tractor that is solvent. You wouldn't go
into a business projecting a loss in the
long term," he said. "We have enough
confidence that we want to stay here."
The food service committee wrote a
long-range food service plan two years
ago that concluded that University food
service would not be profitable until the
customer base was enlarged, competi-
See MARRIOTT, page 9
SARR members march to
and shoved him down, Carson said.
When Carson tried to stand up, one of
the men slapped him across the face and
made a racist comment, he said.
The men left when another car ap
proached the area, he said.
University police Maj. Bob Porreca
said Tuesday the investigation of the
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By ASHLEY F0GLE
Halloween in Chapel Hill brought
tricks as well as treats for area residents
and businesses celebrating Wednesday
According to University police re
ports, three assaults marred the
evening's festivities. Jeremy Forsythe,
a Cary resident, was struck by an uni
dentified assailant wearing what was
described as a Phantom of the Opera
costume. About five other people, also
in costume, were with the attacker, the
Two other assaults, which police said
are related, occurred on campus at
Jeremy Foy, a Chapel Hill resident,
and Thomas Vickers, a Carrboro resi
dent and N.C. State University student,
were attacked by a group of 12 to 15
males described as "skinheads" by Uni
Success of Union Station helps offset
some of corporation's campus losses
By MATTHEW EISLEY
The popularity of the Union Station
snack bar helped Marriott Corporation
post a 16 percent overall sales jump on
campus last year, said Chris Derby,
Carolina Dining Services director.
Marriott sold more than $850,000 in
food and drinks at Union Station be
tween its opening in January 1989 and
March 1990, according to a CDS fi
That represented about 1 5 percent of
Marriott's total business on campus,
outstripping sales at Chase Dining Hall,
the Carolina Court and the South
Campus residence hall snack bars, the
Union Station's sales have increased
moderately since the annual report was
compiled last March, Derby said.
"Location is the key to that," he said.
"It's in a heavy traffic area, and it's got
the longest service hours of any of our
operations on campus."
Two register lines were added this
fall to the four already serving Union
Station, and speedier service should
attract more business, he said.
South Building to protest recent racial
attack was inactive because there had
been no leads. Investigations are not
closed technically until an arrest is made
in a crime, he said.
No similar incidents have been re
ported to the University police, Porreca
Carson said he believed a double
versity police reports.
Foy allegedly was sprayed in the face
with an unidentified substance from a
water gun by one member of the group.
The substance caused his eyes to burn,
Foy said. He was taken to UNC Hospitals
Foy said he and friends were walking
from a residence hall to Franklin Street
when the incident occurred.
"One of my friends was walking up
ahead of the rest of us, and I saw him get
hit by these guys," Foy said. "I tried to
help him, and next thing I know this
little midget guy sprayed me in the face
with I don't know what. Mace, I think.
My face felt like it was on fire. Then the
ambulance, came and took me to the
hospital where I stayed from 9 p.m.
until 2:30 this morning."
Vickers was hit by a "skinhead,"
See HALLOWEEN, page 9
Union Station's sales were primarily
responsible for the 16-percent increase
in sales during March 1989-March 1990
over the same period a year earlier, he
Union Station also is bringing in new
customers, including off-campus resi
dents and North Campus residents who
buy snack food there, Derby said.
"It's a piece of new business. The
Union Station is another location from
the residence hall snack bars. We think
they don't compete."
Union Station, growing meal-card
pizzasales and increasing sales in South
Campus residence hall snack bars helped
counter plummeting sales in Carolina
Court, the lower level of Lenoir Dining
Hall, Derby said.
Carolina Court's hours have been
reduced in response to a 24-percent
drop in sales since the 1988-89 school
year. The Court, where about $540,000
worth of food and drinks were sold
during the 1 989-1 990 school year, now
closes at 2:30 p.m. It previously closed
at 7:30 p.m.
See STATION, page 9
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incidents Thursday afternoon
standard existed in attention given to
"I feel strongly that had this been the
reverse situation, had I been black, and
there had been four white guys getting
out of the car that a lot more attention
would have been given to it," he said.
From staff reports
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