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Volume 99, Issue 78
Friday, September 20, 1991
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Editor's note: This is the second article in a
By Matthew Eisley
Special Assignments Editor
UNC officials said they were sur
prised this summer to read news reports
of a three-story commercial building
proposed for the edge of campus.
The fact that Chapel Hill officials
some of whom have accused the Uni
versity of keeping development plans
under wraps hadn't told them about
the project signaled a hypocritical atti
tude, some UNC administrators say.
"Like any property owner, we think
it would have been nice if we had known
something about it ahead of time," said
Gordon Rutherford, director of facili
ties planning and design.
But I only wanted a little
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Tyndall clipped the nails of Mocha, an English springer spaniel.
(TH of racism, tax evasion
By Shea Riggsbee
An anonymous letter accusing The
Daily Tar Heel of racism and income
tax evasion was mailed to University
organizations and local news agencies
The letter asked readers to fire DTH
editors, to investigate racial hiring prac
tices and job promotions, and to inves
tigate the newspaper's finances through
The same letter was mailed to DTH
Fund sources for Faculty Club
in new alumni center uncertain
By Shannon O'Grady
The George Watts Hill Alumni Cen
ter on Stadium Drive will house its own
dining facility despite financial prob
lems experienced by other food opera
tors on campus.
The Faculty Club, the center's res
taurant, was included in the building's
original design, said Douglas Dibbert,
Alumni Association director. "This is
someth ing the University asked us to do
when we began plans for the project."
The $ 12 million alumni building was
introduced in 1987 and is scheduled to
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my
The mixed retail, office and restau
rant development would be on the south
east cornerof the intersection of Franklin
and Columbia streets, the present site of
the Top of the Hill convenience store.
Two UNC officials have said the Uni
versity was interested in acquiring that
property, which is adjacent to its
Ackland Art Museum.
John Sanders, chairman of the
University's Buildings and Grounds
Committee, said the town's planning
staff should have told UNC planners
off the top
Mocha gets her makeovers at Beauty Meets the Beast, located on
jones Ferry Road in Carrboro.
advertisers, area newspapers and gov
ernmental agencies last month.
The anonymous writer claimed to
have been a member of the DTH staff
and alleged that "the DTH refuses to run
stories on minority activities or minor
Jennifer Wing, DTH editor, said one
of her goals as editor had been to recruit
more minorities and to do more stories
on minority issues.
"People can see we've made an ef
fort," she said. The newspaper won an
award last spring from Alpha Kappa
be completed this spring.
The Faculty Club will be open to
alumni and faculty and staff members,
Dibbert said. The source for funds for
the club has not been determined, he
said. Other faculty clubs across the coun
try impose dues.
"People will be encouraged and wel
comed to use the facility regardless if
they made pledges toward the build
ing," he said. 'The word club connotes
to some people exclusivity, but this is a
building which needs to belong to all of
Ed Rehkopf, Carolina Inn general
manager, said he did not foresee any
about the project before the news re
ports. "There was no consultation, even at
the staff level, with the University,"
Sanders said. "Surely that project will
have some effect on the University.
"If there is to be more consultation,
there needs to be more by the town with
the University, as well as the other way
A similar problem arose a few years
ago when the town considered the pro
posed Rosemary Square project, which
would have included a hotel one block
from campus, Sanders said.
hotel project that would surely have put
the Carolina Inn out of business," he
said. The University owns and operates
Alpha sorority for coverage of minority
issues, she said.
Retention of minority writers was a
problem at the newspaper. Wing said.
She said she thought some minority
writers felt alienated in the newsroom.
Ten percent of the 150-person staff
areminorities, Wing said. Statistics from
spring 1991 list the University's stu
dent body as 84.5 percent white, 8.4
percent black and 7. 1 percent other mi
norities. See LETTER, page 4
financial problems forthe Faculty Club.
The Carolina Inn, which has a hotel
restaurant, has been plagued by finan
cial problems in recent years.
The Faculty Club will be able to set
operational hours and determine staff
size based on attendance expectations,
unlike the Carolina Inn, Rehkopf said.
"Because we are a hotel, we have
guests 24 hours a day, and we have to
have staff there 24 hours a day," he said.
The Carolina Inn was under state
regulation until last year and did not
have the flexibility to react to market
See ALUMNI, page 7
sometimes blindside campus
Chapel Hill Town Manager Cal
Horton and several council members
say the town's planning approval pro
cess involves many public hearings that
give interested parties ample time to
comment on development proposals.
"All town decisions are made in pub
lic forums," said council member Art
Werner. "Our processes are designed to
get input from people the citizenry as
well as the University."
Council member Nancy Preston said
the town's open planning process
worked well for Rosemary Square.
"That project was planned with full
public scrutiny," Preston said. "There
were public hearings on that a number
of times that the University could have
By contrast, the University typically
By Adam Ford
Administrators and students have
discussed putting the unofficial policy
of general seating at football games into
writing, but a formal proposal hasn't
Richard Baddour, senior associate
director of athletics, said the idea of
student general admission wasdiscussed
when athletic department officials met
after UNC's opening game against Cin
cinnati. "Ushers said some of the students
came up to them during the game and
said they would prefer open seating,"
But student general admission seat
ing is not a proposal at this time, he said.
"This would need to be a joint decision
by the Carolina Athletic Association
and the athletic department."
. Anthony Doll, Carolina Athletic As
sociation president, said no one has
approached him aboutchanging the foot
ball ticket policy to general admission
this year, and it was a small issue last
CAA members will solicit student
opinion on the issue, he said.
The CAA previously has surveyed
students through The Daily Tar Heel
and held forums on ticket issues to
obtain input, but the response was poor,
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Wednesday night at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre. Simon played for over 2 12 hours.
operates more like a private business
than like a branch of open state govern
ment, Preston said.
"I think the University should be
more open to scrutiny it is a public
institution and should cooperate with
the government in the place that houses
it," she said.
Council member Joe Herzenberg said
University officialscould ask for notifi
cation of any private development pro
posals expected to affect the campus.
"But that still doesn't mean the news
papers wouldn't get it first," Herzenberg
said. "We have a free press guaranteed
by the Constitution, and if that's it,
there's not much we can do about it."
Horton said he was open to sugges
tions for improving communication and
consultation between Chapel Hill and
"We are going to do
what the students
want, but there would
have to be a clear
"The turnout was obscenely low. We
are going to do what the students want,
but there would have to be a clear ma
jority." Jeff Elliott, associate athletic direc
tor, said reserved seating now was dif
ficult to enforce. "As it is now, students
tend to gravitate towards available
seats," he said. "Last week we spent the
whole first half of the game trying to get
people into the right seats."
A general admission policy would
encourage students to get to the game
earlier, he said.
But Doll said students wouldn't want
to arrive earlier for a good seat. "Stu
dents don't want to get up any earlier
than they have to on Saturday mora-
"The Obvious Child" as he entertains fans
Town council member Roosevelt
Wilkerson, who recently accused Uni
versity officials of ignoring town con
cerns about campus development, has
recommended that the University hire a
full-time planning and development li
aison to work between the two.
Chapel Hill Mayor Jonathan Howes,
a UNC faculty member, said the town
and University would have to learn to
work together better.
"The University is literally in the
center of town, both physically and in
tellectually," Howes said. "It's not apait
from the town. It's part of the town. So
it can't go about its business without the
consultation of the town. It's the heait
See PLANNING, page 3
Elliott said the athletic department
broached the possibility of general ad
mission to the CAA last spring. But the
idea wasn't pursued because the CAA
said most students wanted reserved
seats, he said.
Joel Abernathy , CAA ticket co-chairman,
said a general admission policy
could create problems with campus
groups and organizations that want
blocks of tickets.
"If there is a way to do it that does not
cause a problem with blocks and stu
dents want it, then that's fine," he said.
"The athletic department is very flex
ible with football ticket policy."
CAA members will survey students
this fall about the football ticket distri
bution, and the survey might include a
specific question about a general ad
mission ticket policy, Abernathy said.
Mark Humphreys, a sophomore from
Durham, said he thought a general ad
mission policy would be worthwhile. "I
think it's definitely a good idea, but
only if blocks could be accommodated."
Matthew Whitman, a senior from
Southern Pines, said a change in policy
would make little difference.
"They could put it (a general admis
sion policy) in writing, but that is pretty
much how it is now," he said. "People
sit wherever they want, and the seat
number on your ticket is meaningless."
By Karen Schwartz
Local copy stores may soon produce
course packs faster and more easily
with the aid of a new service, but store
managers said they did not know what
effect that would have on prices.
Professors and copy stores now can
send requests to use copyrighted mate
rial to the Copyright Clearance Center.
The CCC will obtain permission from
publishers to use the material in course
packs, saving copy stores time.
Publishers who register with the CCC
set royalty fees for materials. The cen
ter collects the fees and takes a 9 percent
servicecharge from them. A recent U.S.
court ruling requires that copy centers
obtain permission to copy any article.
Dana Shumake, course pack coordi
nator for Copytron, said the service has
potential but was too new to be judged.
"They're still in their infancy stages,"
CCC has not finalized any financial
areas with Copytron, Shumake said.
But an increase in course pack prices
because of the new process is not likely,
she said. "It won't really raise the prices
much more than if we did it ourselves."
Penn Corbett, manager of Universal
Printing & Publishing Co., said he hadn't
noticed any change since using CCC's
service. "(But) it hasn't been functional
See SERVICE, page 2