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Volume 99, Issue 150
Friday, February 7, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By Steve Politl
By Heather Haireld
Student Congress passed legislation
easing restrictions for write-in candi
dates Wednesday night, but the bill prob
ably will not be put into effect until after
the Feb. 1 1 election.
Fans cause minimal
By Dana Pope
Assistant City Editor
and Kelly Ryan
, Staff Writer
tion from the Smith Center floor to
Franklin Street after UNC's upset
75-73 men's basketball win against
' Duke Wednesday night, but local
officials said crowds were relatively
The crowd of about 5,000 cel
ebrants left toilet paper in the trees
and broken glass on the street, but
police reported only one injury and
one arrest. Chapel Hill police spokes
woman Jane Cousins said Thursday.
"The crowd took to the street im
mediately and set bonfires," Cousins
said. "Overall, there weren't any prob
lems. Not everything gets reported in
a crowd like that."
Forty-five police officers patrolled
the Franklin Street area, she said.
University student Richard James
Tobacco of 402 Winston Residence
Hall was arrested and charged with
assault on a government employee
after hitting firefighter C.A. Bradley
on the head. Cousins said.
But Thursday Tobacco denied the
assault charge and said he didn't hit
"I just knocked off (Bradley's)
hat," he said.
Tobacco's trial date is set for March
12, Cousins said.
The one reported injury involved a
woman who was cut in the back of the
neck and taken to the hospital, Cous
A window at Johnny T-Shirt, 128
E. Franklin St., was broken by an
unidentified person or persons. Cous
Johnny T-Shirt manager Alicia
Hardin said the circular-shaped store
front window used for displays was
She estimated that the window
would cost $ 100 to replace.
Hardin said Thursday that the bro
ken window was the only damage
and that nothing was stolen.
Restaurants and bars along
Franklin Street reported that cel
ebrants did not cause significant dam
age. Downtown business owners said
they were unprepared for the crowds
because they did not expect the Tar
See CELEBRATION, page 4
Duke campaign failing to
Editor's note: This is the sixth article
in a continuing series profiling the presi
By Brandy Fisher
and Rebecah Moore
With less than two weeks left before
the Feb. 18 New Hampshire primary.
Republican candidate David Duke has
less than $60,000 in campaign funds
and no established platform less than
impressive for a man hoping to unseat
"He's been so disorganized," said
Douglas Rose, an associate professor of
political science at Tulane University.
In earlier campaigns for the Louisi
ana House of Representatives and in the
1991 race for governor, Duke advo
cated ideals of mainstream conserva
tism. He has supported welfare reform,
capital punishment and the abolition of
affirmative action consistently during
Duke says he scorns unemployment
among welfare recipients and views
affirmative action as reverse discrimination.
o aid write
The bill requires voters to write only
the first and last names of candidates on
the ballot, instead of full names as re
quired by the Student Government Code.
It also allows voters to use labels or
stamps instead of writing candidates'
But congress Speaker Tim Moore
said complaints from other candidates
had prompted him to reconsiderthe bill.
A North Carolina fan attempts his own
"I am not a racist. I leave thai to the
people who press affirmative action and
quotas in the government," Duke said
during a recent campaign rally in
Although Duke is running as a Re
publican candidate, he has yet to garner
significant party support. Duke's posi
tions reflect basic Republican ideals,
but his past ties with the Ku Klux Klan
and neo-Nazi movements have isolated
him from the party.
"(Republicans) have no desire to see
that link with his background," Rose
said. "They prefer to leave him as an
Robert Robins, political science pro
fessor at Tulane, said Duke had been
seen as an embarrassment to mainstream
See DUKE, page 4
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Nothing is said that has not
- in candidates held by speaker
By the time he forwarded the bill to
Student Body President Matt Heyd, it
would be too late to put into effect, he
said. Moore has three days to sign the
bill and send it to the SBP.
"We were trying to ease the tension,
but in doing so we may have added
more," Moore said.
Moore will have to send the bill to
Heyd by Tuesday, allowing Heyd an
version of truck repair on Franklin Street after
woo conservative voters
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Born: July 1, 1950 in Tulsa,
Oklahoma. Education: Bachelor's
Degree from Louisiana State
University, 1974. Career: Joined
Ku Klux Klan in 1973; Grand
Wizard of KKK, 1975-1980;
Founder, National Association for
the Advancement of White
People, 1980; candidate for
president, 1988; Louisiana State
Family: Divorced; two daughters,
Erika and Kristin.
opportunity to sign it and put it into
effect. Heyd said he did not know if he
would sign it.
"I don't want to do anything to con
tribute to the problems of elections so
far," he said.
Heyd added that although he co-sponsored
the bill, he had not seen the prob
lems the provision allowing labels and
stamps would cause. He said he would
UNC's 75-73 win over Duke Wednesday
"1 agree with most of the
things that President Bush has
done. I just represent all the
basic opinions of Republican
: David Duke
Despite the widespread media
attention devoted to his cam
paign, David Duke is failing in his
attempts to organize a viable
been said before. Terence
consider a line-item veto that would
eliminate the stickers clause but retain
the first- and last-name stipulation.
Moore explained that several candi
dates complained that the use of stick
ers would give write-in candidates an
advantage. Chris Bracey, Elections
Board chairman, said he planned to
accept ballots with the first and last
names of write-in candidates.
Supervisors to blame
for housekeeper woes,
NAACP official claims
University supervisors possess a
slave-type mentality that provokes irate
and irrational behavior among house
keepers, giving the supervisors an ex
cuse to write them up, an NAACP offi
cial alleged Thursday.
'The supervisors of employees are
incapable of supervising; they are not
even capable of being trained to handle
personnel," said James Brittian, Chapel
Hill-Carrboro chapter president of the
National Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People. "It's more a
slave-type mentality that they have."
Marsha Tinnen, spokeswoman for a
group of housekeepers who recently
filed a grievance against the University,
said the problem of harassment was a
serious one that administrators ignored.
"They're trying to put their foot on
Laurie Charest, associate vice chan
cellor for human resources, said she
was not aware of these problems.
"We provide avenues for our em
ployees to bring forward complaints,"
When Sabrina Evans ran success
fully for president of the Black Student
Movement in 1 990, her platform prom
ised three types of progress for black
students at UNC-CH: political, cultural
"In order to effect change, we must
be part of the major decision-making
entities on this campus," Evans said.
Arnie Epps, Evans' successor, be
lieves the BSM is now one of the most
influential groups on campus because
of its cross section of cultural, social
and political activities.
"It's not stagnant," Epps said. "It's a
hybrid of all three of them. I think that's
what makes it powerful."
While the BSM does wield political
power on campus, that influence is not
the most important thing to members,
Epps said. "The most important thing is
making people culturally aware of the
power of African Americans and their
contributions to society."
Nevertheless, he said he believes the
BSM's political influence is a powerful
weapon in confronting racial issues on
"Because we were the only black
student organization on campus, we
became political," Epps said. "Because
we are the black student organization
on campus, people expect us to move on
every issue that comes on campus. We
can't move from that. For us to enact
change we have to be political.
"Political activism is inherent in African-American
we've achieved, we had to work for.
Nothing has ever come easy. And the
1990s are going to be no different."
Myron Pitts, editor of the Black Ink,
the BSM-sponsored newspaper, said the
organizat ion wields "tons of influence"
"I think it would be reckless to rou
tinely confront the BSM on campus
issues," Pitts said. "They could either
be powerful allies or very deadly en
emies because they can quickly mobi
lize their sizable segment of the UNC
One reason the BSM appears so pow
erful is a common assumption on cam
pus that the organization speaks for all
Matthew Eisley, candidate for DTH
editor, said he had no problems with
allowing candidates to be referred to by
their first and last names, but he said the
stickers would be unfair.
"As I understand it, it would put the
candidates who qualified for the ballot
at a disadvantage because our oppo-
See CONGRESS, page 2
Charest said. "If anyone came forward
with these complaints we would do our
best to take action."
Chancellor Paul Hardin could not be
reached for comment Thursday.
Brittian reported one recent case of
harassment in which a housekeeper,
who signed the Step 3 grievance, was
called into her supervisor's office con
stantly and was threatened with losing
"The supervisors bring them in one
by one, exhorting them not to file a
grievance," Brittian said. "In other
words, they're told, 'If you don't play
ball, why don't you leave.'"
Strict rules requiring housekeepers
to punch the clock every morning and
written warnings for being two or three
minutes late constituted harassment as
well, Brittian said.
"Housekeepers are called in for very
petty things like taking time off for
leave," he said. "One housekeeper was
thoroughly questioned for taking three
days off even though she was entitled to
it. Other employees aren't required to
See HOUSEKEEPER, page 4
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black students. Actually, BSM mem
bership totals about 300 students, only
about 17 percent of the University's
black student population.
"People think they represent all African-American
students," said Christy
Pons.co-president of the Residence Hall
Association. "I don't think it does. ...
They serve as a powerful organization
because they're seen as speaking for all
Whatever the reasons, the BSM's
political influence makes a definite im
pact on campus. When only 20 percent
of the student population, or about 4,000
students, votes in campus elections,
BSM members constitute up to 7.5 per
cent of the total vote, although they
make up less than 2 percent of the
Students running for campuswide
offices often appeal to BSM interests
because of the organization's well-publicized
endorsements and the effect they
can have on other voters. During the
past four years, 1 1 of 14 BSM-endorsed
candidates have won their elections.
"They have a lot of influence on
campus," said Anthony Doll, president
of the Carolina Athletic Association. "I
think, as a whole, when it comes to
elections, their endorsement is pretty
important because they have a pretty
unified vote." The BSM endorsed Doll
Student Body President Matt Heyd
said the BSM endorsement was a huge
influence in his election last February.
"(The endorsement's) influence on
the race last year was large," Heyd said.
"And it also was important to me. It's
something I'm very proud of."
Heyd hesitates to call the BSM a
political power because of his interpre
tation of the word "political."
"I think of 'political' as a bad term,"
he said. "I think of it as meaning trying
to manipulate others foryourown good,
not for a larger purpose or ideal. I think
See BSM, page 7