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Friday, November 9, 1990
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military chief of staff
NICOSIA, Cyprus Saddam
Hussein has dismissed his military chief
of staff for opposing the occupation of
Kuwait and analysts said Thursday the
move indicated growing dissension in
his armed forces hierarchy.
The Iraqi army's al-Qadissiya daily
reported Thursday that Lt. Gen. Nazir
al-Khazraji, chief of staff since 1985,
was replaced by Gen. Hussein Rashid,
commander of the elite 120,000-strong
Republican Guards force.
The newspaper did not say what
happened to Khazraji or when he was
dismissed. But several Western military
and intelligence sources said Khazraji
opposed the Kuwait occupation.
6 new EPA members
biased, officials say
NEW YORK Six of the mem
bers of a newly appointed Environmen
tal Protection Agency panel considering
the health risks of second-hand cigarette
smoke have ties to a tobacco industry
research organization, documents show.
A seventh member of the panel was
appointed upon the recommendation of
the Philip Morris tobacco company,
EPA officials said.
"They've stacked the deck with
people who have close ties to the tobacco
industry," said Dr. Alan Blum, a founder
of the anti-smoking group Doctors
Ought to Care. "It's pathetic."
NEW YORK The outlook for the
Christmas shopping season went from
bad to worse Thursday as the nation's
biggest retailers reported dismal sales
Several companies, including Sears,
Roebuck and Co. and J.C. Penney Co.
Inc., reported sales dropped from a year
earlier as consumers with one eye on the
economy and the other on the Middle
East avoided buying non-essentials.
With Christmas less than seven weeks
away, neither retailers nor industry
analysts expect consumers suddenly to
shift gears and go on mammoth gift
JERUSALEM The assassination
of Rabbi Meir Kahane has brought out
the ambivalence many Israelis feel to
ward the man who gave political shape
to anti-Arab racism.
It was best reflected by the Knesset,
Israel's Parliament, which banished
Kahane for his extremist views, but
honored his memory with a customary
minute of silence.
Kahane, 58, was shot in the neck
Monday following a speech in New
York. EI Sayyid A. Nosair, 34, was
captured after a shoot out with a U.S.
Postal Service police officer. He was
arraigned on murder charges at his
hospital bed on Wednesday.
Part of the mixed response to Kahane
stems from the tradition of not speaking
ill of the dead. Thus Kahane's eulogists,
most of whom shunned and despised
his politics, are choosing to dwell on
less controversial qualities, such as his
charity work, his Jewish Defense
League's efforts to protect American
Jews and his campaigns on behalf of
From Associated Press reports
Students still enthusiastic about Gantt
after Helms victory .2
One-man show inspired by work of
John Lennon 4
Weekend of tournaments
See previews of field hockey, men's
and women's soccer NCAA tourna
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Sports Friday 5
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By LEE WEEKS
Twenty-three days and counting.
The Committee Against Offensive
Statues began a "lone protest"Thursday
against "The Student Body," the con
troversial sculpture that was placed in
front of Davis Library 23 days ago. The
sculpture was a gift to the University
from the Class of '85.
Dana Lumsden, a junior from Boston
and organizer of CAOS, said the daily
presence of a protester from 1 1 a.m.
until 2 p.m. would continue to make the
Athletics help break down
racial barriers, ease tension
By MATTHEW EISLEY
Athletes on campus often overcome
racism because they are forced to build
unified teams that are free from indi
vidual prejudices, members of a dis
cussion panel said Thursday night.
The rest of the student body could
learn from athletes how to better ap
preciate racial and cultural diversity,
several speakers said.
"This sport has helped us a lot to deal
with (racism)," said Sharon Couch, a
senior track team captain from Rice,
Va. "There are still going to be cultural
differences, but you deal with them. I
had lived with black girls all my life. I
had never had a white roommate (before
coming to the University).
Ceremony to laud . minorities'
By ELIZABETH BYRD
UNC minority students excelling in
academics are increasing, and their
achievements will be celebrated Satur
day. The program, "Soaring to New
Heights," will recognize 21 CT African
American and Native American students
who achieved a 3.0 grade point average
or better last semester.
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Four Loreleis sing "Mighty Love" to a crowd of about 50 in the Pit Thursday
afternoon for Residence Hall Association Week.
Graduate students concerned over
possible insurance requirements
By APRIL DRAUGHN
The Graduate and Professional Stu
dent Federation members are concerned
that the University may eventually re
quire students to purchase insurance
policies through the University.
At the organization's monthly
meeting Wednesday night, Dean
insurance policy increased 42 percent
in the premium this year, making the
premium for Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Although the total number of students
holding University policies has dropped
20 percent, graduate students make up
80 percent of the students who buy the
policy, McCord said.
The University may decide to require
statues an issue until Chancellor Paul
Hardin dealt with the racism and sexism
that some students believed the statues
"We want to make sure that these
statues stay in the public light the whole
time, so, as this is day 23, hopefully the
highest the day we'll get up to is day
40," Lumsden said. "But we're prepared
to go up to day 3,000 if we have to to get
these statues removed."
Alicia Brower, a senior from Raleigh
and member of CAOS, said the ball was
on Hardin's side of the court. CAOS
"We try to take action on the track
team to break down stereotypes," she
said. "The difference between the stu
dent body and (athletes) is that we deal
with it. Athletes are usually open because
we have to be open."
Dennis Tripp, a senior football player
from Farmville, said athletes couldn't
avoid people of other races. "We real
ize, 'I'm white, he's black, so what?'
We have to get along."
Dawn Bradley, a junior basketball
player from Columbia, S.C., said some
athletes spent most of their leisure time
with friends of the same race, but most
quickly made friends with teammates
and classmates from other races.
Margo Crawford, director of the
Black Cultural Center, said students
Rosalind Fuse-Hall, associate dean
in the Col lege of Arts and Sc iences, said
the ceremony showed that minority
students shine academically.
Since 1985, the percentage of African-Americans
and Native Americans
with a "B" average or higher at UNC
v ' has double'd, according to statistics from
sc. the Office of Institutional Research and
the Office for Student Counseling.
From fall 1985 to fall 1989, the per
all students to purchase policies through
it if premium rates continue to rise, he
Graduate students are upset about
the increased premiums, McCord said.
"They want an affordable insurance
policy that has reasonably good cover
age. There are already a lot of students
who cannot afford health insurance," he
The University offers two insurance
options now, but only international
students are required to purchase one of
them. Students can purchase Blue Cross
& Blue Shield and Hinchcliff Interna
tional Inc. (Ultra 7) through the Uni
versity. GPSF would like to see the insurance
See INSURANCE, page 7
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sent a letter signed by student leaders
and other students who are offended by
the statues to Hardin. The letter requests
that the statues be placed in a more
inconspicuous setting on campus, she
Lumsden said Sabrina Evans, Black
Student Movement president, delivered
the letter to Hardin Wednesday.
"It (the letter) said African-Americans
and female students are primarily
offended by the statues although they
See PROTEST, page 7
could learn more than racial harmony
from University athletes.
"They are more focused on their sport,
and on succeeding and on dismantling
the stereotypes than being crippled by
those stereotypes," she said. "They don't
have time for all that nonsense. We're
not hearing that from other groups on
Fewer than a dozen students attended
the forum sponsored by the BCC and
Chapel of the Cross, which was part of
the series "Racism: Our common
bondage. How do we liberate our
selves?" Crawford said athletes could serve as
ambassadors to the rest of the Univer-
See FORUM, page 7
centage of African-Americans making
3.0 or better jumped from 7.7 percent to
16 percent. For Native Americans, the
increase was from 14.6 percent to 28
Honoring minorities independently
is important, Fuse-Hall said. If all stu
dents meeting the 3.0 mark were hon
ored, minorities would disappear in the
crowd, she said. "There would be about
5,000 students there. Students of color
Statewide voting problems could
prompt parties to take legal action
State and National Editor
Irregularities in voting procedures
Tuesday across the state have both the
N.C. Republican and Democratic par
ties fighting a battle of words and con
sidering possible legal actions.
"The Board of Elections was clearly
grossly unprepared for proper handling
of the election," said John Humphrey,
press secretary for the state Democratic
Party. "We're very upset about it. We're
looking very carefully at our options.
That includes legal or administrative
The difficulties stem from a break
down of dozens of voting machines in
Durham County, where judge Orlando
Hudson was persuaded to mandate an
extension of poll hours until 10 p.m.
But N.C. law only provides for polls to
remain open until 8:30 p.m., and neither
the Republican Party nor the Durham
Board of Elections was notified before
the decision was made.
"The Democrats did not consult
anyone before rushing off to get that
decision," Gov. Jim Martin said Tues
There were also problems in Guilford
County, where voters had to wait as
long as two hours to vote because only
one voter log had been provided for
each precinct. Polling hours were ex
Packaging mistakes, shortage of ballots
plague Election Day in Orange County
By PETER F. WALLSTEN
Orange County precincts suffered
from ballot shortages and packaging
mistakes in Tuesday's elections, offi
cials said Thursday.
"There was a shortage (of ballots)
in some of the packages," said Barbara
Faust, chairwoman of the board of
elections. "We always distribute to
our precincts ballots for 80 percent of
registered voters, but there were some
The company that printed the bal
lots was at fault for the shortages,
Faust said. She said she was not at
liberty to give the name of the company.
The problems in Orange County
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would be like raisins in a bowl of milk."
Minoritiy students are responsible
for the improvement, Fuse-Hall said. "I
don't think it's anything the University
is doing. I think it's the students, stu
dents who understand what it is to come
to college and be academically excellent.
I'll be glad when the University can
take pride in (minorities' achieve
ments)." Junior Deaundrea Adams said, "It
tended until 8:30 p.m. in Guilford, while
voters in line by 7:30 in Orange County
were allowed to wait several hours for
additional ballots to be delivered after
the precincts ran out.
"Durham County has always had
problems," said Tom Ballus, commu
nications director for the N.C. Repub
lican Party. "It has always been the
Democratic stronghold and there have
always been problems. You figure it
The Republicans are examining the
various legal options for contesting
polling irregularities, but no decision
has been made yet, Ballus said.
"Right now we're looking at all of
our races," he said. "If it were just the
Senate race, I would probably say we'd
take no action."
But I. Beverly Lake, a Republican
candidate for associate justice of the
state Supreme Court, lost to Democrat
John Webb by just over 7,000 votes,
after leading the tight race most of the
"It could be the difference between
winning and losing,"Ballus said. "Also,
it sets a bad precedent: If the Democrats
are losing in the future, are the polls
going to stay open all night?"
Susan Jetton, press secretary for
Harvey Gantt's Senate campaign, said
the Republicans were willing to deny
seemed to resemble the situations in
other parts of the state. In Durham polls
stayed open until 10 p.m. Tuesday be
cause of voting machine malfunctions.
Orange County has more than 50,000
registered voters, and unofficial esti
mates showed that between 60 and 70
percent of them voted Tuesday. But the
shortages did not deny anybody voting
privileges, Faust said.
"When the polls closed, if there was
anyone in line, then their names were
written down, and they were allowed to
vote," she said.
Members of the board of elections
said they regretted the mistake, and that
they will discuss the matter with the
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statues for the CAOS "lone protest"
makes you happy to know that your
work is appreciated."
Senior Ricky Mitchell said, "It's an
inspiration to see the others that are
there. I think the school should receive
credit for trying to foster that opportu
nity for students toexcel academically."
Hayden Renwick, former associate
dean, founded the awards ceremony in
1978 to acknowledge academically
outstanding African-American students.
people's fundamental rights in the in
terest of politics.
"It's ridiculous that (the Republicans)
would deny people their right to vote,"
Jetton said. "I find it really interesting
that Mr. Helms, his staff and the Re
publican Party cannot even be gracious
Humphrey said the voter machine
breakdowns were "very suspicious."
"I do not think it's coincidental,"
Humphrey said. "What we're talk;"g
about is people knowing there is g )g
to be extremely heavy turnout and
making the decision not to be prepared
for it. You can call that what you will."
Tuesday night, Gantt campaign vol
unteer Jim Thompson said the broken
machines were not the only indication
that something was amiss.
"Someone cut off the power at the
Democratic headquarters in Raleigh
(Tuesday) morning," Thompson said.
"It's a mess. We have definitely had
some problems. It's a little bit too odd."
Durham Democratic Party Chairman
Laurence Colbert agreed.
"I still feel that it was much more
than coincidence," Colbert said. There
is only one fact: The Board of Elections
is controlled by Republicans and the
county is Democratic. The only major
See FRAUD, page 7 ;
"We hope it will never happen
again," said Bobbie Strickland, su
pervisor of elections in Orange County.
Voters in the Weaver Da i ry preci net
had other problems. The baliots
packaged for that area were mixed
with ballots from another district. : -
"There were an insignificant num
ber (of mistaken ballots)," Strickland
said. "If people voted a straight
Democratic ticket, we gave them the
Democratic candidates that should
have received the votes, and the same
if they voted straight Republican."
Strickland admitted she was at fault
for the mixup at Weaver Dairy. ""I
packaged the ballots," she said. "I
made the error. We're all human."