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Volume 98, Issue 96
Tuesday, November 6, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Class, religious strife
divide Indian leaders
NEW DELHI, India India's gov
erning party split Monday under pres
sure from three months of class and
religious riots, stripping Prime Minister
V.P. Singh of his chances to stay in
office. The split in Singh's Janata Dal
party put former Prime Minister Rajiv
Gandhi in the role of kingmaker and
conceivably of king one year after
leading his long-ruling Congress Party
But with the nation in disarray and
his own party still weak, Gandhi was
unlikely to seek the prime minister's
post. Gandhi has indicated he will
support Chandra Shekhar, leader of the
faction breaking with Janata Dal.
The Hindu-Moslem tensions that
helped precipitate the political crisis
continued Monday. News agencies said
15 people died in three states, raising
the two-week toll to more than 345 in
clashes over Hindu efforts to seize a
Moslem mosque and replace it with a
Homosexual to enlist
again, Court allows
WASHINGTON The Supreme
Court carved out a one-man exception
to the military services' ban on homo
sexuals Monday, letting stand a ruling
that forces the Army to re-enlist a gay
The justices, without comment, re
jected the Bush administration's chal
lenge to the ordered reinstatement of
Perry Watkins of Tacoma, Wash., a 1 6
year veteran with an excellent service
Monday's action is not expected to
affect in any sweeping way the military's
ban on homosexuals. The appeals court
ruling in Watkins' case did not address
the validity of that ban, but instead
noted the Army repeatedly had re-en-1
isted Watkins while knowing he is gay.
Paul DiDonato of the National Gay
Rights Advocates in San Francisco said
Watkins' case "sends a broader signal
out to the military and the country at
large that gays and lesbians cannot be
treated unfairly forever by the military
or any other employer."
Philadelphia on verge
of city bankruptcy
PHILADELPHIA Outside con
tractors are demanding payment up front
and city employees are being urged to
write on both sides of their memos to
save paper as Philadelphia totters on the
brink of insolvency.
And if the city doesn't pay certain
bills that are due, it's out of toilet paper.
Strangely, there is no panic among
city workers. They say they have felt all
along a bailout will come from some
where before the paychecks stop and
they must decide whether to work on
faith alone as Mayor W. Wilson Goode
said he expects them to.
Employees said in interviews that
they and their colleagues feel that after
Tuesday's elections for governor and
state lawmakers, Wednesday will be
"Until the election is over the
Democrats and Republicans are looking
at that" rather than the crisis, said John
J. Shaw, head of thepolice union. "After
the election they will look for solutions
and try to float the city again."
From Associated Press reports
A board for building
New BCC advisory board a step to
ward center construction .3
The Old War
Soviet exchange students confront
and dispel stereotypes t
Men's soccer gets unexpected bid
for NCAA tournament 5
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13 staff members leave department
By JENNIFER PILLA
Assistant University Editor
According to reports from the
University's personnel department, 13
people have left the University police
department since Nov. 1, 1989.
Because of state regulations, the
University could not reveal which em
ployees had quit, retired or been fired.
John DeVitto, interim director of the
University police department and di
rector of transportation and parking,
said he could not say why the employ
ees had left.
"You'd have to ask the individual
employees," he said. "All I can say is
that 13 people have left. To the best of
my knowledge, eight of them were of
ficers." DeVitto was named interim police
director Nov. 13, 1989. The University
announced Oct. 26 that it was actively
recruiting for someone to fill the posi
tion of police director permanently.
Officers said last week that the de
partment did not have enough officers
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Former provost's widow sues
TUNC doctors for malpractice
By BURKE K00NCE
Five UNC Hospitals doctors face
malpractice charges in a lawsuit filed
by the widow of a former UNC provost,
her lawyer said Saturday.
Chapel Hill lawyer Grover McCain
said the suit called for the doctors to pay
"at least $10,000." McCain would not
disclose the exact amount he will seek
Mary Morrow, the widow of John
Morrow, filed the lawsuit Friday in
Orange County Superior Court against
Mark Dickinson, Lawrence Hatchett,
Charles Miller, James Mohler and
Matthew Rowe of N.C. Memorial
Hospital. J. Kempton Jones, Morrow's
family physician, also is named in the
Morrow, who died July 21, 1989,
from complications of prostate surgery,
was a chemistry professor at UNC,
former dean of the Department of Arts
and Sciences and a former University
patrolling the campus, that officers did
not have adequate equipment and that
morale in the department was low.
DeVitto and Maj. Robert Porreca of the
department denied the problems existed.
Two officers left the department last
Sgt. Ned Comar, who retired from
his position as crime prevention officer
in March, said part of his reason for
leaving was morale problems.
"In 1987, morale was low," he said.
"I thought when John DeVitto took
over, being the natural-born leader that
he is, that things would get better. But
they didn't. I just virtually jumped ship."
Officer Keith Edwards of the de
partment said she thought poor man
agement was causing employees to
"There is no stability in the depart
ment," she said. "These things have
been going on for the last four years.
"The administration from the Chan
cellor on down should have been doing
something about it all along."
The lawsuit alleges Morrow was
admitted to N.C. Memorial Hospital
July 4, 1989, for prostrate surgery to
remove a tumor, McCain said in a
statement issued Friday. Mohler was
his primary physician and was assisted
by Hatchett and Miller, he said.
Though the actual surgery went
without complication, Morrow was
overhydrated with intravenous fluids
after his operation, McCain said. As a
result, he gained 30 pounds in the four
to five days after his admission and
developed severe swelling of the lower
extremities including scrotal enlarge
ment, he said.
Despite these complications, the suit
alleges that Morrow's physicians did
not evaluate or diagnose his condition.
Instead he was routinely discharged
from the hospital and given a diuretic
drug, Lasix, to reduce the excess water
condition, McCain said.
Following his discharge, Morrow
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Edwards files grievance against
By JENNIFER PILLA
Assistant University Editor
Officer Keith Edwards of the Uni
versity police department filed a griev
ance Monday against John DeVitto,
interim University police director,
charging that he discriminated against
her in his selection of the new crime
In a memo sent to DeVitto Monday,
Edwards requested answers to questions
about the selection process. Two of her
questions ask why she was given a test
during herfirst interview and who made
the final decision.
The University announced Wednes
day that Sgt. Marcus Perry had been
renamed to the position.
An outside panel of three crime pre
vention officers from other cities rec
ommended him unanimously to DeVitto
for the position.
Edwards said she also requested to
see contents of a folder presented by
DeVitto to the outside selection panel
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visited Jones, who increased the dosage
of Lasix to expedite the removal of the
excess water volume from Morrow's
body, McCain said. Morrow then re
turned to N.C. Memorial Hospital for
removal of surgical staples but received
no further diagnosis or treatment, he
Morrow was still suffering from
overhydration and the swelling condi
tion known as deep venous thrombosis,
When Morrow later developed diz
ziness and a rapid pulse, Jones visited
him in his home, but failed to diagnose
his condition as pulmonary embolism,
a condition that causes blood clots to
become lodged in the lungs, McCain
Morrow returned to N.C. Memorial
Hospital the following day, but physi
cians there failed to recognize the seri
ousness of his condition, he said. Mor-
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before they made their decision.
Edwards raised questions about the
selection of the three panel members,
the decision to appoint an outside panel
and the qualifications of the panel
Edwards sent copies of the memo to
her lawyer, Alan McSurley, and Kelly
Alexander, president of the National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People in Charlotte.
Perry initially was given the position
after Sgt. Ned Comar retired as crime
prevention officer in March.
The position was reopened after a
campus grievance committee ruled that
DeVitto had violated a directive issued
by Chancellor Paul Hardin when he
filled the position. The directive required
all vacant police positions be posted.
Perry and Edwards interviewed for
the position last month.
Edwards said she did not expect to
get a reply to her grievance soon.
"He didn't answer questions I've
Fall from roof of
By STACEY KAPLAN
A University student fell about 50
feet off the roof of the Sigma Phi Epsilon
fraternity house during the early hours
of Sunday morning, according to police
Holly Hancock, a junior from
Reidsville, of Apt. E-23, 1000 Smith
Level Road in Carrboro, fell from the
roof of the fraternity house at 207 West
She is listed in good condition at
According to police reports, the in
cident occurred at 2:15 a.m. Hancock
landed in a garden area and complained
about pain in her lower back.
She was transported to the hospital
by rescue squad, the police report stated.
Hancock said she would remain in the
hospital for a few days.
She would not comment on the details
surrounding her fall. "It was an acci
Antle resigns associate
vice chancellor position
By ASHLEY F0GLE
Charles Antle has resigned as asso
ciate vice chancellor for business, ef
fective Nov. 5.
Antle, who has been in the position
for 13 years, will transfer to UNC Ad
ministrative Data Processing, according
to a University press release. Antle was
unavailable for comment.
Carolyn Elfland, director of the Sys
tems and Procedures department, will
serve as acting vice chancellor until a
permanent replacement is found. She
will oversee the management of hotels
and conference centers, purchasing and
stores, public safety and auxiliary ser
vices until the position is filled perma
nently. Ben Tuchi, vice chancellor for busi
Shuttle service scheduled
From staff reports
Two shuttle services are being run
Tuesday to help on-campus students
reach the polling sites.
Members of Alpha Phi Alpha and
Omega Psi Phi fraternities will drive
vans to carry students from the Student
Union to the General Administration
The UNC Young Democrats are
also running a shuttle service to both
the General Administration site and
the Lincoln Center sites. Students who
must vote at the General Administra
tion building can be picked up by a
van in the Student Union circle. A
separate van will stop in front of
S itterson Hall and at the pool at
Granville Towers to escort students to
the Lincoln Center.
The Young Democrats vans will
begin running at 8 a.m. and return to
their stops every 20 minutes. All three
stops will be marked by banners.
Rides on both shuttle services are
asked in my other grievances and I
probably won't get an answer to this
one either," she said.
This is the fourth grievance she has
filed against the department.
The selection process used was un
fair because the panel was not familiar
with the department or its history,
"It's hard for me to believe that three
people can walk into your job site and
decide which candidate is most quali
fied," she said. "They could care less
what happens. How could these people
who don't know what I'm capable of
doing decide if I'm qualified for the
Edwards thought the process was
unfair because DeVitto was able to make
the final decision about which applicant
would fill the position, regardless of the
panel's finding, she said.
DeVitto said he had no comment on
the grievance because it was a person
dent," she said.
Linda Kramer, Hancock' s roommate,
said she received a cal 1 from the hospital
at 3 a.m. She went to the hospital and
remained there until 6 a.m., along with
some members of the fraternity.
Robb Beatty, president of the Inter
Fraternity Council, said the fall was an
isolated incident. No fraternity-sponsored
party was held on the premises
and alcohol had not been purchased that
evening with chapter funds, he said
"Unfortunately, this does not look
positive for the Greek system," he said.
"It's (recent events involving fraterni
ties) turning into an avalanche."
Beatty said he hoped fraternities
would be able to work to improve re
lations with the University.
"Hopefully something positive will
come out of this," he said.
Glenn Cole, president of Sigma Phi
Epsilon fraternity, could not be reached
ness and finance, said Antle's resigna
tion had been expected.
"For a little while he'd been talki- vr
about going into another position,
preferably something to take him back
to his roots," he said.
Antle originally served as associate
director of Administrative Data Pro
cessing when he came to the University
Tuchi said he thought Antle had many
reasons for stepping down from his
"At some point I think all of us think
about going back to the classroom and
getting away from the hassles," he said.
"We talked at length on several occa
sions. He talked about his desire to do
See ANTLE, page 7
The on-campus voting districts are:
General Administration precinct
Alexander, Aycock, Cobb, Conner,
Everett, Graham, Grimes, Joyner,
Lewis, Mangum, Manly, Ruff n, Stacy
and Winston dormitories.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Alderman, Kenan, Mclver, Old
East, Old West dormitories and all
sororities on Franklin and Rosemary
Lincoln Center precinct
Granville Towers, Whitehead dor
mitory and all fraternities on Colum
All South Campus highrises and
Avery, Carmichael, Parker and