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Volume 99, Issue 82
NAACP: employee programs necessary
By Dana Pope
The University and other major em
ployers inthe area need to provide com
munity programs for black employees
and their families, a statement released
by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP
The statement called for more coun
seling with young black men about
crime, drugs and poverty in the commu
nity. Membersof the local chapter of the
National Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People presented the
statement to the task force on violent
crime and illicit drug use this week.
In the statement, NAACP President
James Brittian said the University should
better pay its housekeepers, many of
whose salaries barely meet poverty stan
dards for a family of four.
case relayed to
By Ashley Fogle
Assistant University Editor
Assault charges against UNC foot
ball player Tommy Thigpen will be sent
to the Dispute Settlement Center for
mediation, the Orange-Chatham assis
tant district attorney said Wednesday.
Thigpen was arrested Sept. 5 for al
legedly assaulting his formergirlfriend,
Jessica Grasso. He was charged with
two counts of assault on a female, ac
cording to police reports.
James Woodall, assistant district at
torney, said mediators at the Dispute
Settlement Center would meet with
Thigpen, Grasso and their attorneys.
"The center will meet with them and
decide how best to handle the situa
tion," Woodall said. "Generally the lady
there reports back to me and tells me
where things stand. They know what
kinds of cases they can handle."
Grasso said Wednesday she could
not comment on the case. Thigpen could
not be reached for comment.
Woodall said sending the case to a
mediator does not necessarily mean the
charges against Thigpen will be dropped.
"It would be speculation at this point,"
he said. "There may not be a conviction,
but the record will always show that
charges were filed."
U.S. military deploying
Patriot missile materials,
troops to Saudi Arabia
The Associated Press
FRANKFURT, Germany The
United States continued moving Pa
triot missile equipment and crews to
Saudi Arabia from Germany Wednes
day as tensions in the Persian Gulf
rose over Iraq's interference with U.N.
In Washington, Gen. Colin Powell,
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
said the Patriot defense missiles would
be in place in Saudi Arabia within a
few days. .
Speaking to a House armed ser
vices subcommittee, Powell said there
were no other U.S. troop movements,
but that President Bush "has preserved
all his options" for responding to the
situation in Baghdad, where Iraqi
troops were surrounding a team of
U.N. nuclear inspectors.
"In response to a request from our
friends in Saudi Arabia, two U.S. Pa
triot battalions have started moving
today from Germany," Powell said,
A huge C-5 transport planedeparted
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"Don't forget that the almost 100
percent black housekeeping department
at the University makes a poverty wage,"
"These women start at $12,000 a
year, whereas the chancellor (Paul
Hardin) makes over 10 times that
Orange-Chatham District Attorney
Carl Fox agreed that the University
should be concerned about low house
"The University needs to be con
cerned with the poverty level wages of
employees," Fox said. "It's an embar
rassment and a disgrace."
Brittian said the University owes the
black community for its past contribu
tions. "Black people built (the University)
on slave wages, so (the Uni versity)could
give back to the community."
The statement also asked the Univer-
Grasso, a field hockey player, filed
charges against the linebacker Sept. 5
but called Woodall the next day to re
quest that the charges be dropped.
Woodall said he refused to dismiss the
case due to the serious nature of the
See THIGPEN, page 7
shortly after 3 p.m. from an air base
southwest of Frankfurt, carrying U.S.
soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 7th
Army , Air Defense based in
Army spokesman Lt. Col. William
Harkey in Darmstadt said 40 soldiers
with Patriot missile equipment were
aboard, but no missiles were on the
Harkey said about 100 flights
would be required to transport the
two battalions of about 690 people
The deployment came amid grow
ing internationalconcern about Iraq's
detainment of the nuclear inspectors
and recent interference with U.N.
helicopter crews helping to seek out
Iraq's chemical, biological and
U.N. resolutions setting cease-fire
terms in the gulf war call for the
destruction of those weapons.
See IRAQ, page 5
You make them (children),
Serving the students and the
sity to form joint task forces with the
community to deal with problems such
as infant mortality reduction, drug ad
diction treatment, teen-age pregnancy
reduction, drug abuse reduction and
Brittian said the University should
use its research facilities to help the
community with some of these prob
lems. 'There is plenty of money in
research pools," he said.
Ben Tuchi, vice chancellor for busi
ness and finance, said he had not re
ceived any information on the requests.
Fox said the town and University
should recognize their interdependence.
'The town and county provide the
labor pool for the University," he said.
"I think there would be some economic
hardship on the town without the Uni
versity and (its) employment."
See NCAAP, page 7
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Fraternities boast higher-than-average GPAs
By Marty Minchin
A report compiled recently by the
student affairs office shows that the
average GPA of UNC fraternity mem
bers is higher than that of the
University's male population.
All fraternities are not represented in
The averageGPA for fraternity mem
bers was 2.95 1 compared to 2.82 1 for
UNC men. The student affairs office
compiled the information in the spring
based on the grade point averages of
fraternity members who signed forms
allowing the University to release their
grades. Seventeen fraternities are listed
in the report.
Tim Taylor, president of the Inter
Fraternity Council, said the purpose
behind the report was to keep the infor
mation on file for the fraternities' na
The report's results will make it easier
for the student affairs office to give the
information to the national chapters
when they ask for it, Taylor said.
Judi Barter, the Greek liaison in the
student affairs office, was out of town
The report ranked the 17 fraternities
who responded to a release form in
three categories: the members' average
University community since 1893
Wilkerson urges more activism by blacks
By Peter Wallsten
Chapel Hill Town Council member
Roosevelt Wilkerson said he did not
want government organizations to take
responsibility for some issues in the
Wilkerson's comments came
Wednesday night after the joint task
force on violent crime and illicit drug
use, which hecreated, discussed a memo
it received from the head of the local
NAACP. The memo, submitted by
Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Presi
dent James Brittian, asked the task force
to recommend creating programs spe
cifically aimed at local black youth.
"Our community, and when I say
that, I mean the African-American com
munity, has to assume some responsi
bility for things not being done in our
own community," Wilkerson said. "And
Fraternity Grade Point Averages in Report
Alpha Tau Omega
Delta Tau Delta
Delta Kappa Epsilon
Phi Delta Theta
Lambda Chi Alpha
Pi Kappa Phi
Tau Epsilon Phi
Phi Kappa Sigma
Delta Sigma Phi
Phi Kappa Tau
St. Anothony Hall
Rank refers to brothers,
affairs office compiled
GPAs, the pledges' average GPAs and
the combined average GPAs of the
members and the pledges.
Tau Epsilon Phi topped the list with
an overall GPA of 3.405. Theta Chi
ranked second with 3. 147 and Lambda
I amuse them.
not only the NAACP, but the churches
and our leaders in the African-American
community have to take responsi
bility." Brittian's statement included a rec
ommendation citing a need for giving
black men paid leave from jobs to par
ticipate in schools and recreational pro
grams. 'There is a crying need for more
men in our schools and our kids' lives,"
the statement contends.
Task force members decided to add a
recommendation to its final report cit
ing the importance of a minority mentor
program specifically aimed at black
Wilkerson agreed the mentor pro
gram would be beneficial, but said the
task force and the town council should
not try to solve problems that blacks can
"I don't think that we can shuffle it
off to the town council or the (county)
station, which primarily plays alternative music and can be heard on 89.3 FM, is located
on the second floor of the Student Union.
Brothers Pledges Fraternity
Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Avg. Rank
2.882 14 2.807 7 2.872 13
2.556 16 2.137 12 2.395 16
3.040 7 2.906 4 3.015 5
2.979 9 2.814 6 2.936 9
3.186 2 1.968 13 2.957 8
3.063 5 2.748 9 3.011 6
3.055 6 NA 14 3.055 4
3.096 4 NA 14 3.096 3
2.647 15 2.929 3 2.682 15
2.910 12 3.156 1 2.933 10
2.897 13 2.508 10 2.811 14
3.451 1 3.020 2 3.405 1
2.975 10 2.496 11 2.888 12
2.921 11 2.796 8 2.894 11
2.989 8 2.889 5 2.970 7
3.147 3 NA 14 3.147 2
3.185 NA NA NA 3.185 NA
pledges or fraternity's CPA compared to other groups. The student
the information Spring 1991. NA means not available.
Chi Alpha was third with 3.096.
Kevin Levy, president of Tau Epsi
lon Phi, said each of his fraternity's
members and pledges signed the re
"Our house looks to motivate indi
Sen. Howard Lee, D-Orange, will speak
on "African Americans in Politics" at 7
p.m. in the Black Cultural Center.
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commissioners, or any other govern
ment agencies," Wilkerson said.
More blacks should be involved in
volunteerprograms and other organiza
tions aimed at social action, he said.
"If there's one thing that must come
from (the NAACP) document it is that
the African-American community must
become more responsible," he said.
"There needs to be more response from
the African-American community in
Task force chairman John Turner
said the NAACP's suggestions caused
him to be concerned about stereotyping
blacks. The task force has not adequately
addressed some minority issues, he said.
"(The NAACP) report addresses the
minority community's concerns,"
Turner said. "In our report we don't
make any mention of minorities in there.
See MINORITIES, page 7
viduals to succeed in their future," Levy
said. "We like to have a lot of fun and
social parties and be involved in athlet
ics, but we emphasize looking into the
It is easier to succeed academically
in a fraternity because other members
can be used as resources. Levy said.
"In a fraternity, you can walk to the
next room and get help," he said. "I see
that all the time."
Evan Eile, Theta Chi president, said,
"We don't beat academics into the
ground here, but it's subtly expected.
We realize that we are here to go to
school first and be in a fraternity sec
ond." Theta Chi members completed the
release formsafter all of the pledges had
been initiated. Therefore, Theta Chi has
no pledgts listed in the report. Every
member of his fraternity completed the
release forms, Eile said.
Lambda Chi Alpha President Ken
neth Pilla said his fraternity heavily
"Academics are a natural facet of our
fraternity," he said. "We are a very
steady, conscious group."
Pilla also said every member of his
fraternity signed the GPA release form.
Lee Hark, IPC vice president, said:
See GRADES, page 7