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Ifer Sunny High in mid-70s Saturday: Fair High in the 60s Loreleis concert 8 p.m., Memorial Hall Admission: $4 Serving the students and the University community since 1893 fewWSportsAfts tttaeaMdmtisIni 962-0245 962-1163 Volume S3, Issue 104 Friday, November 16, 1990 Chapel Hill, North Carolina to replace Odum V3I IMC mm oolks .11 II ijy 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 military alliance BUDAPEST, Hungary The So viet-led Warsaw Pact will stop func tioning as a military alliance next July, a Hungarian Foreign Ministry official said Thursday. "There is now consensus to end the six-nation organization's military functions July 1 ," said the official, Istvan Koermendi. 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. Non-nuclear weapons 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 mats said. 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. Germany promises 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 Bind-alsl; Senior class gift will give Ubrsiy much needed cash infusion, .,.3 Oddest 'Odyssey' 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 Opinion 10 1990 DTH Publishing Corp. Afl rights reserved. H By PETER F. WALLSTEN City Editor 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 housing purposes. Chancellor Paul Hardin appointed a committee in February to study possible replacements for Odum Village. In a Blowing it I JSrn ! s-! ' ifif I i irtE J;rj If I """mm"' ' " " If"0::. f t, p if ) ?n;J Ouddi Anne Cutter, a junior from Bath; Ann Thornton, a junior from Greenville; and Barbara Gundaker, a sophomore Editors' note: This is the second of a two-part series about the University's drug policy for UNC athletes. By JEFFREY D. HILL Staff Writer 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 StaH Writer UNC Haspitals has begun scrutiniz ing the records of medical school graduates who are candidates for spe cialty training, hospital officials said Thursday. 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; $350,000 goal By TIM BURROWS and APRIL DRAUGHN Staff Writers 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 purposes. But Gordon Grubb, Glen Lennox's attorney and the son of owner Robert Grubb, said the complex had not been LCI AiB? -i rilMlll T Srrnrrl testing policy 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 drug policy. 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 Medical School. 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 $2,129,000. 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 1985. "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 us." 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 DTHJoe Muhl from Charlotte, blow bubbles in the Pit Thursday after 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 Atlanta streets. 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 prevent it." 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 student participation." 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 sale." Donation r efased because of imtotenamce co' By SHANNON 0'GRADY Staff Writer 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 Richard Simpson. 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, he said. 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. c rSr ip 1 J ., m ' j ' ,,JAMMUIMMMMi1j Peek-a-boo 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 site." 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 said. 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 questions The Georgia Institute of Technology has a voluntary, random program. Duke University does not have a screening program. 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 use: 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 DTHStephanle Harper

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