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Volume S3, Issue 104
Friday, November 16, 1990
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
to replace Odum V3I
Presidents kill idea
of Arab peace summit
CAIRO, Egypt Presidents Hosni
Mubarak of Egypt and Hafez Assad of
Syria on Thursday effectively killed
efforts to bring Arab leaders together in
an emergency summit aimed at averting
war in the Persian Gulf.
The two leaders said they rejected
King Hassan of Morocco's call for a
summit because Iraq insisted on hold
ing on to Kuwait. On Wednesday, Saudi
Arabia said it would not participate
unless Baghdad promised beforehand
that it would leave Kuwait.
Assad and Mubarak's statement ef
fectively killed any chance of the summit
taking place, despite the fact that a few
Arab League members, including Sudan
and the Palestine Liberation Organiza
tion, had agreed to Morocco's proposal.
Warsaw Pact to end
BUDAPEST, Hungary The So
viet-led Warsaw Pact will stop func
tioning as a military alliance next July,
a Hungarian Foreign Ministry official
"There is now consensus to end the
six-nation organization's military
functions July 1 ," said the official, Istvan
Originally comprising the Soviet
Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslo
vakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland
and Romania, it lost Albania following
the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968
and East Germany this year.
to be cut in Europe
VIENNA, Austria NATO and
Warsaw Pact negotiators reached ten
tative agreement Thursday on reducing
non-nuclear weapons in fcurope, diplo
The treaty allows each side to keep
mOOO battle tanks. It also limits each to
30,000 armored combat vehicles, 20,000
pieces of artillery, 6,800combat aircraft
and 2,000 attack helicopters.
U.S. officials predicted the treaty
would be ready for signing on Monday.
According to the treaty, in January
1 989 the Warsaw Pact had 5 1 ,500 tanks
and NATO had about 16,400; the
Warsaw Pact had about 22,400 armored
combat vehicles, NATO had 4, 1 00; the
Pact had 43,400 pieces of artillery and
NATO had 14,400. In addition, the
Warsaw Pact had 3,700 helicopters and
NATO had 2,400.
supplies to USSR
BONN, Germany Chancellor
Helmut Kohl said Thursday that Ger
many would send emergency supplies
to the Soviet Union in case or a tooa
crisis this winter.
Kohl's announcement came on the
same day that Leningrad's City Council
voted to beein wide-scale food ration
ing on Dec. 1 for the first time since
the Nazi siege in World War 11.
Concern has grown that the Soviet
Union could face serious shortages of
food and other essentials this winter,
causing extreme hardship and possibly
Drovoking civil unrest.
Britain's leading business daily, the
Financial Times, reported Thursday that
the United States already had plans to
aid the Soviets.
From Associated Press reports
Senior class gift will give Ubrsiy much
needed cash infusion, .,.3
Homeric epic read in an entirely new
liQht ........... .. ,..-.. 5
Hooping it up
Preview of the 1 990-91 ACC basket
ball season 1;......- insert
Campus and City
State and National . 4
Arts and Features .... .,,.5
Sports Friday wm!.
Classifieds ..... 8
1990 DTH Publishing Corp. Afl rights reserved.
By PETER F. WALLSTEN
The University may be interested in
purchasing Glen Lennox Apartments to
replace Odum Village, UNC's married
student housing, if a proposal to realign
Manning Drive is approved.
As part of the University s iana-use
plan, administrators want Manning
Drive rerouted to decrease tranic arouna
UNC Hospitals. Doing so would require
the demolition of six buildings in Odum
Village, rendering the area useless tor
Chancellor Paul Hardin appointed a
committee in February to study possible
replacements for Odum Village. In a
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Editors' note: This is the second of a
two-part series about the University's
drug policy for UNC athletes.
By JEFFREY D. HILL
Former N C. State University bas
ketball player Chris Washburn's drug
abuse problem, which resulted in the
National Basketball Association ban
ning him for life, has kept the issue of
drugs and athletes in the headlines
emphazising the need for athletics to
take action on the drug front.
Washburn entered the NBA in the
same draft in which University of
Maryland star Len Bias was picked
credentials spur UNC
imine applications of
By MATTHEW EISLEY
UNC Haspitals has begun scrutiniz
ing the records of medical school
graduates who are candidates for spe
cialty training, hospital officials said
The change in credential review is in
response to the September revelation of
an impostor who claimed to be a doctor
and practiced medicine in the psychia
try department for more than a year
without a medical degree, said spokes
man John Stokes.
Under the new procedure, hospital
administrators will ask medical school
Senior class gift to help campus libraries;
By TIM BURROWS
and APRIL DRAUGHN
UNC libraries may not be bound as
heavily by budget cuts for the next few
years because of a proposal by the se
nior class to donate $350,000.
The class is working to raise $350,000
through senior pledges to donate to the
Academic Affairs Library. If the class
meets this goal, it will be the most
money raised solely by seniors in the
University 'shistory, saidRobert Dabal,
senior gift co-chairman. The class also
is considering soliciting additional do
nations outside the senior class.
The donation would be an endowment
that would yield about $20,000 a year
Consistency is the last refuge of
"confidential" report dated July 3, the
committee recommended UNC pur
chase Glen Lennox Apartments.
But one member of the committee
said University officials approached the
owners of Glen Lennox last spring be
fore the committee ever made its report.
Committee member Nick Franzese,
executive assistant for the Residence
Hall Association, said the owner of Glen
Lennox would not accept cash from the
University and wanted some other form
of equity, such as property, for tax
But Gordon Grubb, Glen Lennox's
attorney and the son of owner Robert
Grubb, said the complex had not been
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second. Bias died of a crack-induced
heart attack hours later.
The Golden State Warriors banked
on Washburn, who was plagued by
problems during his short career at N.C.
State, overcoming his immaturity and
living up to his potential when they
drafted him third one spot after B ias.
B ut 1 ike B ias, Washburn's career was
ended by drug use. The Warriors quickly
grew tired of Washburn's problem and
decide to cut their losses, trading him to
the Atlantic Hawks. He failed a series of
mandatory drug tests, even after re
ceiving drug counseling, and was kicked
out of the league under the NB A's strict
deans for records of graduates who have
received departmental approval to work
at UNC Hospitals, Stokes said. Previ
ously the University's various medical
departments were responsible for the
credential checks, he said.
The inadequacies of the former sys
tem were embarrassingly brought to
light when the N.C. Board of Medical
Examiners informed hospital officials
that Lee Shoemate had falsified records
indicating he was a graduate of Harvard
Before the board uncovered the
scheme in late September, Shoemate
treated patients, had access to pre
largest donation by a class
for the library. Larry Alford, assistant
University librarian for planning and
finance, said the donation would add
about 1 6 percent to the volume of similar
endowments, which are valued at
Class officers are optimistic about
raising the $350,000 senior goal.
"I think we can raise that, if not
more," Dabal said. "(The gift is)
something that will touch every mem
ber of his University. It will have a
lasting effect on the students that use the
lvbrary and those to come," he said.
Andrew Herman, the other senior
gift co-chairman, said officers planned
to raise funds by individually calling
each member of the Class of '91 and
for sale since his father took charge in
"We have not been interested in sell
ing it," Grubb said. "We have never
marketed it to sell. I would noi say we
wouldn't sell it we might consider it
at some time. I wouldn't deny we've
had some interested parties approach
Robert Grubb declined Thursday to
comment on whether officials from the
University approached him about buy
ing Glen Lennox. He also refused to
confirm or deny reports that he would
not accept cash from UNC.
However, he did not rule out the
possibility of selling the complex
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noon for the Kappa Alpha Theta Bubble Blow.
raises ethical, legal
Since the NBA banned him,
Washburn has exhausted his NBA sal
ary and spends much of his time on the
Bias' death and Washburn's saga
provide strong testimony to the damage
drugs can do to athletes.
As part of the ongoing battle agar ?.t
drugs in intercollegiate athletics, UN's
drug screening program has become
mandatory with the first tests adminis
tered last week.
UNC's drug testing policy dates back
to 1986 and had been developed before
Bias' death, said Richard Baddour, se
nior associate athletic director. In the
program's first year, 1986-87, testing
scription drugs and testified in court as
a medical expert under the authority of
his state medical training license.
"What we had here was a loophole
that was exploited by an individual who
was a very adept impostor," Stokes said.
"It's unlikely that it would ever happen
again, but we want to do all we can to
Shoemate, who began working at
UNC Hospitals in 1989, was the first
known impostor doctor in the 39-year
history of the hospitals, Stokes said.
Stuart Bondurant, dean of the
See HOSPITAL, page 9
reauestine a oledee.
Students making pledges would be
able to make contributions over the next
five years, with the average suggested
donation around $200 to $250.
Dabal said the size of the pledge was
not as important as the number of stu
dents who pledge because expanding
the base of contributors was more im
portant than raising large individual
pledges. "Our goal is to have more
University Librarian James Govan
said the funds from the endowment
would be used to help the libraries out at
a time when it is suffering financially.
See GIFT, page 9
the unimaginative. Oscar Wilde
sometime in the future.
"Obviously we would at any time
consider anything," Grubb said. "It's an
investment for us."
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Donald Boulton, who chaired the
chancellor's committee, said that the
committee's first choice was Glen
Lennox and that the apartments were
available for purchase when the report
was released. The apartments are no
longer for sale, he said.
"We'd be interested in something
like Glen Lennox," Boulton said. "But
(to consider Glen Lennox) is immaterial.
There's no way it's going to be for
Donation r efased
By SHANNON 0'GRADY
Officials in the Radio, Television
and Motion Pictures department said
they could not accept an alumnus 's
proposed donation of used video and
edh'-ng equipment last semester because
of tne cost of maintaining the equipment.
The donation included industrial
grade (as opposed to professional grade)
equipment to shoot footage on location
and editing equipment that was four or
five years old, said RTVMP professor
The original value of the equipment,
which was offered by John Wilson, a
1985 UNC graduate and former owner
of the equipment, was more than
$ 1 00,000, but its value on today 's market
is about 10 percent of the original cost,
Jim McCulloch, RTVMP mainte
was mandatory, but the athletic depart
ment has conducted only voluntary
screening the last three years.
Drug screening programs popped up
at almost every Atlantic Coast Confer
ence school and around the nation in the
mid-1980s. The National Collegiate
Athletic Association's screening pro
gr.n began in 1986.
In addition to UNC, ACC members
Clemson University, N.C. State, Uni
versity of Maryland, University of
Virginia and Wake Forest University
have mandatory drug testing programs.
Florida State University, which will join
the ACC in July 1991, also has a man
datory screening policy.
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Shelly Muhl plays with Miles Moore at the N.C. Children's Hospital Thursday
for the Alpha Delta Pi sorority Holiday Card Project.
The committee report states that it
reviewed possible sites and existing
properties and concluded "that Odum
Village should be replaced, and that it
was preferable to purchase an existing
facility to replace Odum Village."
The report says that after eliminating
other alternatives that were too costly
"the committee examined the logistics
of Glen Lennox apartment complex, the
purchase of which remains the first
choice of the committee for an alternate
The report concludes that, if "a de
cision was made to purchase Glen
See MANNING, page 6
nance supervisor, said the department
was having a difficult time maintaining
its equipment already because of bud
get cuts imposed on the University by
the state. Most of the department's
equipment is five to 10 years old, he
The equipment offered by Wilson
may not have been useful because after
technical equipment is used, its value
decreases, he said.
"It is like driving a new car. Once you
drive it around the block, it drops sev
eral thousand dollars in value," he said.
Wilson said he sold the equipment in
July after his donation proposal was
rejected by the University.
Wilson would not say to whom he
sold the equipment, but he said he re
ceived nearly $60,000 for it.
See RTVMP, page 4
The Georgia Institute of Technology
has a voluntary, random program. Duke
University does not have a screening
Although drug testing has become
the norm nationally, the reasons for
testing still are open to debate.
Ellen Hanley, NCAA assistant di
rector for sports sciences, said there
were three basic reasons to test for drug
B To protect the general health and
well-being of the student-athlete,
O To ensure fair competition and
B To remove pressure from student
See DRUG, page 5