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Volume 98, Issue 97
Wednesday, November 7, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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hits Alaskan islands
ANCHORAGE, Alaska A strong
earthquake struck west of the Aleutian
Islands on Tuesday. There were no
immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The quake, which hit at 11:14 a.m.,
measured 6.9 on the Richter scale, said
Bob Hammond of the Alaska Tsunami
Warning Center in Palmer.
It was centered about 1 50 miles west
of Attu Island, about 1,250 miles
southwest of Anchorage.
The earthquake was felt at Shemya
Air Force Base, near Attu in the sparsely
populated Aleutian chain, but was hot
large enough to generate a tidal wave,
also called a tsunami, officials said.
RESTON, Va. An earthquake
struck a mountainous area in southern
Iran Tuesday, the U.S. Geological
The survey's earthquake-monitoring
facility in Golden, Colo., said the quake
tentatively registered 7.0 on the open
ended Richter scale.
Spokeswoman Rebecca Phipps said
that the epicenter was about 550 miles
south of Tehran and that the quake
struck about 1 :46 p.m. EST.
An earthquake of magnitude 7.0 is
capable of widespread, heavy damage.
A quake with a magnitude of 7;7 struck
northern Iran June 21, killing an esti
mated 50,000 people.
in Palestinian deaths
JERUSALEM Supporters of the
slain Rabbi Meir Kahane snouted "Death
to the Arabs!" on Tuesday, and Israeli
reports said police suspected a Jewish
extremist already had retaliated by
killing two elderly Palestinians.
The day brought a second tragedy for
Kahane's wife, Libby, when her father
died after a long illness. Rabbi Yacov
Blum had been unconscious and did not
know of his son-in-law's death.
Police and army reinforcements were
deployed around Israel and in the oc
cupied West Bank and Gaza Strip to
prevent violence. But the increased se
curity came too late to save two Pales
tinians killed at about 6 a.m. Tuesday,
about two hours after Kahane was slain
in New York City.
to meet on Sunday
MOSCOW In a move toward
peace on the eve of the anniversary of
the Bolshevik Revolution, Boris N.
Yeltsin said Tuesday he and Mikhail S.
Gorbachev have agreed to discuss their
Yeltsin, president of the Russian re
public, declined to say who proposed
the meeting scheduled for Sunday, but
it was the Soviet president who ap
proached Yeltsin to shake his hand after
a holiday ceremony in the Kremlin's
Palace of Congresses.
"We just agreed with Gorbachev to
meet on the 1 1th one-on-one," Yeltsin
said. "There will be very many issues
and it will be an important meeting," he
said, declining to elaborate.
The meeting will be the first between
the rival politicians since their attempt
at reconciliation over economic reform
broke down in late summer.
From Associated Press reports
Wellness Center holds open house
on Thursday 2
Getting the most out of Franklin St.
on a tight budget 6
Women's volleyball snaps eight-game
skid with win overstate ....7
Campus and city .................. 3
Arts and features ...6
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The short memories of American voters is what
By KYLE YORK SPENCER
RALEIGH Conservative Repub
lican Sen. Jesse Helms won a fourth
term in office Tuesday night, defeating
his Democratic opponent Harvey Gantt,
overcoming a night of questionable
polling practices and a record turnout.
Helms held a 10 percent lead from
the outset, and the numbers barely
fluctuated, even after 80 percent of the
returns were in.
With 86 percent of precincts report
ing, Gantt trailed Helms 46 percent to
54 percent. Helms was winning by al
most 100,000 votes, a similar mark to
86,000 extra votes he received to defeat
former Gov. Jim Hunt six years ago.
A confident Helms told a crowd of
Republicans at the party headquarters
in Raleigh that he knew all along that
North Carolina would send him back to
;Pf ice returns to
By GLENN O'NEAL
Assistant State and National Editor
U.S. Rep. David Price, D-4th District,
successfully overcame a challenge for
his congressional seat Tuesday night by
defeating Republican John Carrington,
according to unofficial election pro
jections. Price won the election for his third
term in office by an strong majority in
the Tuesday general election.
At press time, Price led with 57 per
cent of the vote to Carrington's 43
percent, with 76 percent of the precincts
In an acceptance speech, Price said,
"I'm proud of each and every one of you
in this room," he said. "And of the
thousands of people in the fourth district
and across North Carolina who have
run a positive campaign that focused on
the real issues.
"We've stuck to the high roads,"
Price said. "We've talked about the
issues that real ly mattered to the working
families of north Carolina and above all
we have told the truth."
nariy grievance stages s
By ELIZABETH BYRD
The inclusion of lawyers in the early
stages of the grievance process makes
the procedure cumbersome and unnec
essarily antagonistic, grievance proce-
dure review committee members said
Statue relocation addressed in letter
By MARCIE BAILEY
A committee of student leaders met
Monday night to finalize a letter to
Chancellor Paul Hardin, which states
that the sculpture in front of Davis Li
brary must be relocated.
The letter, which is signed by indi
vidual student leaders, was delivered to
Hardin late Tuesday afternoon.
Committee members decided to set a
deadline for Nov. 15 for Hardin to re
spond. After the deadline, the commit
Making the choice
Topeka Taylor, a freshman Early Childhood Education
major from Henderson, casts her ballot Tuesday in the
"I'm sorry I'm so late, but I've been
at home watching the grieving face of
Dan Rather," he said. "There is no glory
in Mudville tonight. The mighty, ultra
liberal ... have struck out.
"You and I have spoken of North
Carolina values. There has been the
pretense that our adversaries did not
understand what we are talking about,"
Helms said. "Maybe they now under
stand. "Most of all ... I appreciate the prayers
of people throughout America and
around the world who understand that
America's survival depends on the re
turn to moral and spiritual values," he
In his concession speech, an obvi
ously exhausted Gantt thanked his
family, staff and supporters, who
cheered him on.
See SENATE, page 4
Price said the voters had rejected the
politics of attack.
Carrington had made no concession
speech by 12:30 Wednesday morning,
but had been upbeat earlier in the
"I think the people of North Carolina
are going to realize that incumbency is
hurting the economy," he said. In re
sponse to questions about perceived
mudslinging during the campaign,
Carrington said, "If the truth is negative,
then I run negative ads."
Price began his re-election campaign
in early September, stressing his past
record and his continuing concern for
education and affordable housing. But
the campaign was often ugly, often re
volving around Carrington's television
advertisements charging Price with
continuing the savings and loan crisis
and being unduly influenced by politi
cal action committee funds.
"I think the voters see through that,"
said Rachel Perry, Price's press secre-
See CONGRESS, page 9
in an open forum Tuesday.
The involvement of lawyers has
compromised some of the intentions of
the grievance process, said committee
chairman Ben Tuchi, UNC vice chan
cellor for business and finance. Lawyers
impose formality and animosity on what
tee will decide what action to take de
pending on the type of response Hardin
If Hardin responds favorably to the
letter, comm ittee members plan to meet
with him about when the statues will be
Hardin was out of town and could not
be reached for comment Tuesday.
The letter states that the sculpture,
"The Student Body," contributes to
sexist and racist stereotypes and op
pression of African-Americans and
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is supposed to be a low-key procedure,
The grievance procedure should be
informal at Step One, he said. "Lawyers
formalize the process. That's not con
sistent with an 'informal hearing.' And
attorneys make it an adversarial process.
The sculpture contains seven differ
ent statues which are meant to portray
student life, according to sculptor Julia
Students have cited the statue of an
African-American male spinning a
basketball on his finger and an African
American female balancing a book on
her head as racist.
The statue depicting a man with his
See LETTER, page 9
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General Administration Building on Raleigh Rd. She is
one of the 3,582 UNC students who voted yesterday.
keeps our politicians in office.
"We wanted to keep Steps One to
Three as informal and expedient as
possible," he said.
Under the present policy, a lawyer
can represent a grievant in any of the
four steps. The committee's proposal
for a new grievance process excludes
Helms blames Durham
poll problems on fraud
State and National Editor
Failure of voting machines in
Durham county and a controversial
court order to keep Durham polls open
until 10 p.m. Tuesday night had Re
publican Sen. Jesse Helms claiming
voter fraud and demanding a federal
investigation of the irregularities.
Chapel Hill public library bond
issue defeated by narrow margin
By PETER F. WALLSTEN
Chapel Hill residents voted down the
proposed $3 million public library bond
referendum Tuesday night, putting an
end to plans of building a new 47,000
The referendum was defeated by only
301 votes, with 6,837 residents voting
"no" and 6,536 voting "yes."
Instead of the 47,000 square-foot
building scheduled to be built on the
corner of Franklin Street and Estes
Drive, the town is expected to use the $4
million in bonds that were approved in
1986 to build a new 27,000 square-foot
facility at the same location.
John Graham, a member of Tax watch,
the group that opposed the referendum,
said he did not oppose a new library, but
that he wanted better government
'Taxwatch did not choose the library
as a target," he said. "It was started to
promote better fiscal controls, and the
library happened to be the first thing
that came along. I think Chapel Hill will
be better served (with the 27,000 square
foot library) than it has been."
Members of the Library Advocates,
a group that supported the larger library,
headquarters in Raleigh.
attorneys from participating in the first
Committee members did site advan-
tages of involving lawyers in the
grievance process but said the disad-
S(je GRIEVANCE, page 9
"(Durham County) have a history
of voter fraud dating back to 1972,"
said Palmer Sugg, a spokesman for the
Helms campaign. "We have asked
Republican observers to go to Durham
county now and just watch ... to insure
a free and fair election."
See FRAUD, page 9
said they thought the town had moved '.
back in time.
"I think this town has a lot going for '
it in terms of the quality and caliber of'
people living here," said Riley Wilson '
of the Advocates. "With that going for
you, and being a university community J
voting against the (bigger) library isr"!
going backwards. To still be behind the:
times and build the smaller library
doesn't make sense."
In 1 986, Chapel Hill residents passed '
a referendum authorizing the sale of $4 '
million in bonds for a new 27,000 '
square-foot library, and in 1988, the
land was purchased.
Chapel Hill residents would have '
financed the new bonds with a 3.4-cent
increase per $ 1 00 valuation in property
taxes, which would have meant a $51
increase per year for a person with
$150,000 in taxable property.
Town officials have said the 27,000,
square-foot library will provide more;'
seating space, more parking and a larger;
meeting room than the present 12,800;
square-foot facility. But the 47,000;
square-foot building would have pro:
vided even more space in addition to";
See LIBRARY, page 9