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Volume 99, Issue 4
Thursday, February 21, 1991
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Stuart Cole, Tony Mayer and Greg Bel I, members of Waffle and Rudder and the Good Ole'
Chicken Wire Gang Boys Band, harmonize in front of the Peace Village in the Pit on a
400 meal plan credit rescinded for new resident
By Elizabeth Byrd
While next year's resident assistants
will be exempted from the probable 8
percent rent increase that will affect the
rest of the campus, first-time RAs are
facing a cut in previously offered
To fight a $1.2-million gap in the
housing budget, department officials
have decided not to offer first-year RAs
By Adam Ford
More than $355,000 has been
pledged by the 1991 Senior Class for
its class gift, which will establish a
much-needed endowment for the UNC
The amount exceeds the class's goal
of $350,000 said Andrew Herman,
senior class gift committee co
chairman.The senior class of 1990
Herman said the money could only
be used by Davis Library. But because
the University's libraries are covered
Former student's disappearance unsolved
By Ashley Fogle
; The mother of a former UNC student
reported missing Feb. 10 has asked the
Orange County Sheriff's Department
to help search for him.
Anthony Cartnail-Bates, a 20-year-old
junior from Hillsborough, was last
seen the morning of Feb. 10 when he
checked out of a motel in Hillsborough,
said his mother, Mary Bates.
; Bates said she did not know why her
son left or where he went.
"I can't say if he was running away,
Elections complaint dismissed
The chief justice of the Student Su
preme Court on Wednesday dismissed
a complaint against the elections board
that was filed by a Student Congress
candidate after she was disqualified from
the Feb. 12 election.
The Elections Board had disqualified
Latasha White, a candidate for District
17, because she failed to include men
tion of a campaign poster in a financial
report to the board. White appealed the
case to the court.
In her petition, White stated, "I didn't
pay anything for it. Therefore, I didn't
think I had to (report it)."
Asa Bell, chief justice of the Student
Supreme Court, said he dismissed the
complaint without presenting it to the
full court because White failed to state
in her petition how the elections board
violated any laws.
: Mary Jo Harris, Elections Board
the $200-per-semester meal plan ad
vertised as part of the remuneration
package, administrators and area di
Elimination of the meal card for new
RAs was chosen as a more viable al
ternative to raising their room rent, said
Larry Hicks, associate director for
business affairs for University housing.
"We had to look at ways of trimming
$1.2 million from our expense wish
list," he said.
pledges exceed goal.
by one budget, the gift will free funds
for use in other libraries.
The money from the endowment will
be concentrated in undergraduate areas.
It probably will be used to fund under
graduate research materials and increase
the technology budget of Davis, Herman
About 50 percent of the 1991 seniors
made pledges and quite a few students
still are waiting for more information,
Forty to 50 senior volunteers called
classmates Sunday through Tuesday and
asked them to pledge.
The volunteers requested $200 from
or from what," she said. "I know he was
troubled, but I don't know about what."
Bates said she notified the Orange
County Sheriffs Department about her
Officials from the sheriff's office
could not be reached for comment
Frederic Schroeder, vice chancellor
for student affairs, said Cartnail-Bates
withdrew from the University in mid
January. Schroeder said he had little
information about the man's disap
pearance. Bates said her son moved out of his
chairwoman, said candidates were told
during a mandatory candidates' meet
ing before the elections that their fi
nancial forms must include all gifts or
items received at a reduced cost.
The candidates also were told they
must provide a reasonable estimate of
how much the gifts or reduced cost
items cost, Harris said. White was at the
mandatory meeting, she said.
White said she was being penalized
for not reporting one sheet of typing
paper hung on a wall, and vowed again
to protest the disqualification.
White said she had to leave campus
the day after the election to attend the
funeral of her maternal grandfather and
was not able to correct her financial
"Rules are made to make things run
smoothly, not to penalize people for
extenuating circumstances, and this is
definitely that," she said.
Nobuddy ever fergits where he
cloudy Wednesday afternoon. The band performs at parties and has been together for
more than a year.
"Quite frankly, we just found our
selves in a crunch," he said. "There are
only so many avenues you can take;
everything got hit hard."
The RA application for 1 990-9 1 listed
the following as remuneration for RAs:
a single room for $7 1 0 a semester, pay
of $4.50 an hour for 17 hours per week
(totalling about $3,100 a year) and a
$200 meal card each semester.
But when RA applicants received
job offers Monday, they found that the
each senior to be paid in increments
over the next five years.
"The seniors realized what a sub
stantial impact our gift would have on
the University and wished to truly
give something back to UNC,"
"The effort reflects very well on the
Bobby Dabal, senior class gift
committee co-chairman, said, "I
couldn't be happier. The response was
phenomenal there were very few
people who said no."
See GIFT, page 5
room in Old East Residence Hall on
Jan. 15 and had been living at home
"I think he was just ready to quit,"
she said. "He had talked about going
back to school, but I wasn't pushing
See MISSING, page 5
CBS vice president seeks release of journalists
CBS Vice President Don DeCesare
arrived Wednesday in Baghdad to work
personally toward the release of corre
spondent Bob Simon and his three-man
crew, who are currently being held
hostage in Baghdad.
"We are trying to talk directly with
Iraqi government officials instead of
through intermediaries," CBS spokes
man Tom Goodman said Wednesday.
"Instead of publicly condemning the
Iraqis, we are appealing on a personal
level for the release of a few innocent
"CBS is doing absolutely everything
we think possible to free our boys,"
Simon and his crew disappeared on
Jan. 21 when they were reportedly
picked up by an Iraqi military jeep pa
trol in a remote part of the Kuwaiti
border. Cable News Network reporter
Peter Arnett first discovered that the
four journalists had been taken to
Baghdad where they are supposedly
being held near the former residence of
the U.S. Embassy Marine guards.
meal plan would be given only to those
who were returning to the job.
L.D. Newman, interim associate di
rector of University housing, said she
didn't think anyone would turn down
the job simply because of the loss of the
meal plan. - - - -
"I would be really surprised," she
When a student rejects an RA posi
tion, it is usually because he or she did
not want to live in the area assigned, she
State worker may identify victim
By Nicole Peradotto
An employee of the state prison
system may have recognized the name
of a man who has remained unidentified
since the alleged hit-and-run accident
in October that claimed his "life two
"Someone in the prison department
has matched last names," said William
Brinkhous, an investigator with the state
medical examiner's office. "There's a
chance that the now deceased shows the
same name as a prisoner in the North
Carolina Correctional Facility ... The
prisoner may be the dead man's son."
Although B rinkhous would not reveal
the prison employee's name, he said the
worker thought she recognized the last
name as being the same as a man who
was an inmate at the time of the accident.
Brinkhous said that nothing was
definite, and he was following up on the
The victim was walking on the
shoulder of Interstate 40 Oct. 1 8 when
he identified himself as Nathaniel Reyes
to a state trooper, said N.C. Highway
"Although we are not sure of their
exact whereabouts, we have every in
dication to believe that they are being
treated well and are safe at least for the
time being," Goodman said.
After weeks of rumors and
unsubstantiated reports, CBS received
definite word of the journalists safety
this week, Goodman said.
Comforting reports about the treat
ment of the newsmen were tempered by
the ominous announcement that Hussein
personally would determine the fate of
The U.S. Department of Defense has
placed several restrictions on reporters
in the Persian Gulf area. After openly
criticizing these limitations, Simon left
in a four-wheel-drive vehicle near the
IraIJi border with producer Peter Bluff,
cameraman Roberto Alvarez and sound
man Juan Caldera.
Arnett reported that three of the crew
were wearing military uniforms to pass
by Saudi checkpoints in the guise of
American soldiers. Goodman would not
confirm that they were in uniform, but
he did say they had split from their
military pool and were out on their own.
"We hope that the Iraqis realize that
buried a hatchet. Kin Hubbard
By Ashley Fogle
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro chapter of
the National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People has asked
Rite AID officials to remove hair care
products for African Americans from
the front of the store.
UNC's Black Student Movement
began boycotting the drug store in De
cember after an employee told a cus
tomer that the products were placed
there to discourage theft.
"A woman was told that the products
were put behind the counter because
blacks tend to steal," said James Brittian,
president of the local chapter of the
NAACP. "This discussion was obvi
ously something of a racial nature."
Brittian said Wednesday that he had
contacted Rite AID corporate offices a
week before but had received no re
sponse. Any further action by the
NAACP will depend on Rite AID's
response, he said.
B rittian said he hoped Rite AID would
respond by removing the products from
said. In the past no more than two stu
dents a year have turned down an RA
job, she said.
Because potential RAs have until
Feb. 27 to accept their positions for next
year, it is too early to know how many
students will accept the job offers
"So far we've only had one person
question (the change in policy),"
But Lin Min Kong, who was selected
as an RA for next year, said she had not
Patrol Trooper J.R. Jarrett.
The trooper was presumably the last
person to speak to the man before he
was was found unconscious later that
night on the side of the interstate, near
the New Hope Church Road exit. No
identification was found on his person.
The victim, a brown-eyed, gray-and-black-haired
Hispanic man in his mid
to late 50s, died Feb. 9 of pneumonia at
UNC Hospitals said Thomas Clark,
associate chief medical examiner.
Brinkhous said that in cases of uni
dentified victims, examiners collect
identification information about the
victim using X-rays, dental photographs
scars and photographs. He also said
distinguishing characteristics, such as
The victim had tattoos on his arms
and chest, including a heart-shaped
design that read "Tomosa," the name
"Freida" and the initials "JBP."
"In this case, because he was un
known prior to his death, I photographed
and fingerprinted him while he was still
alive," Brinkhous said. "These finger
prints were sent to the State Bureau of
the four are journalists and not com
batants, and were simply there to cover
a story," Goodman said.
Some journalists say the circum
stances of the CBS crew should not
interfere with the rest of the media's
"We cannot let what happened to
them deter us from pursuing the war
story," said Doug Ballin, news director
at WRAL television, the local CBS af
filiate. Simon and his company can fall into
one of three categories: innocents who
could be released, prisoners of war or
spies. Goodman confirmed that an Iranian-born
journalist, Farzad Bazoft, was
hanged in Baghdad last year after being
found guilty of spying while on as
signment for a British newspaper.
Faculty and students of UNC's
journalism school have mixed feelings
on media coverage of the Persian Gulf
"Journalists are allowed only limited
exposure to issues and geographic ar
eas," said Susan Ross, a visiting lecturer
in the UNC School of Journalism and
See CBS, page 5
the front of the store or by putting all
hair care products in one location.
Ray Doering, a Rite AID corporate
spokesman in Harrisburg, Pa., said the
company had not made a decision about
moving the products.
"We're trying to put together a for
mal statement from our operational
people," he said. "Hopefully we will
have something tomorrow that will spell
out the view of the company. I'm really
trying to make sure we're all on the
same page around here."
Brittian said the NAACP would not
tolerate any racist gestures or racial
overtones. "If you consider a person for
what race they are, it's racist. The
message they are sending, to me, is that
black people couldn't find their way
down the aisle, that they can't read."
Ethnic hair care products are not
stocked in the same place at other area
Rite AID stores, he said.
"If (the placement of the products) is
indeed based on research or what the
manufacturer recommended, why aren't
See BOYCOTT, page 4
realized when she read the letter that she
would not receive the meal plan that
was originally offered.
The letter did not state explicitly that
the meal card policy would no longer be
offered for first-time RAs.
After listing the rent and payment
compensation, which were the same as
had been described in the application
booklet, the letter read: "RAs who served
See RA'S, page 5
Possible hit-and-run victim
The SBI could not identify the fin
gerprints, so they were sent to the Federal
Bureau of Investigation. FBI officials
See REYES, page 5
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