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Volume 99, Issue 152
Tuesday, February 11, 1992
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Local organizations educate
to fight teenage pregnancy
By Thomas King
" should not have happened. We used a condom. A month
later I started feeling pregnant. I knew I hadn't had unpro
tected sex. I just sat there in the bathroom, and it was purple.
I sat there for a very long time, and I realized that it wasn't
going to change colors.
"It was someone in whom I had a great deal of trust. When
I told him, to him it was no big deal."
A similar story is being told by many teenagers across the
state. For University student Faye (not her real name), that
time spent in the bathroom was just the beginning.
One morning last year at an out-of-state Planned Parent
hood clinic, Faye had an abortion.
" was the only person there by myself. Some of the other
couples there made it seem like they were on a picnic. I was
pretty much hysterical while I was there. I signed a form and
got to leave early. I went home and lay in bed. I thought
someone would walk in the door and bring me flowers."
Two agencies, the N.C. Coalition on Adolescent Preg
nancy and Adolescents-in-Need, are trying to educate the
community about the risks and responsibilities of having sex
so stories such as Faye's won't be as commonplace in North
Based in Charlotte, the NCCAP has been working through
the United Way as a task force since 1974 and became a full
member agency in 1986.
Karen Douglas, community organization specialist for
NCCAP, said going into the community to educate leaders in
adolescent pregnancy was the organization's main function.
Sixty-four counties have local councils but none are tied
legally to each other, Douglas said. "We give them informa
tion and help get them started. The local councils talk about
what is going on in their areas they may focus on teen
health because pregnancy can cause controversy. We go into
the school systems to make sure that a comprehensive sex
education program is being taught not just 'Don't do it.'"
Adolescents-in-Need has operated in northern Orange
County for more than 12 years, said Frank Loda, director of
the UNC Center for Early Adolescence.
Loda was responsible forgetting the Adolescents-in-Need
program its initial grant and is the group's physician consult
ant. The program has helped teenagers deal with all types of
problems, not just pregnancy, Loda said.
Douglas said awareness was 90 percent of the problem in
North Carolina. "If no one knows about the problem, then it
can't get solved. North Carolina has the 10th highest rate of
teenage pregnancy, but in terms of community awareness,
people are becoming more aware of the problem," he said.
Concerning abortions, Loda said Adolescents-in-Need
would recommend an appropriate place for counseling. "It's
a family choice for what to do on an unwanted pregnancy. We
are not in the business to tell families what to do."
" didn't want to have the abortion. It's funny. A couple of
months earlier I was having a conversation with a friend, and
I was saying an abortion was nothing, just a scab and tissue.
Later, there I was with my scab and tissue. It changed things.
I'm still pro-choice; I always have been. I believe no one is
in any position to say who's right or wrong....
"A lot of people recommended counseling. I am seeing a
therapist now. I enjoyed being pregnant, even though I knew
it was doomed from the start. I haven 't faced up to the fact that
I killed my own child. I read an article recently that said at
seven weeks, if you tickle the fetus with a hair, it will throw its
head back. I had my abortion at seven weeks. I thought
wow, it's not a scab."
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new leaders, referendums
By Ashley Fogle
Assistant University Editor
For campus voters, it's decision-making time.
Students will go to the polls today to cast their ballots for
student body and senior class officers and to express their
opinions on four referendums.
Chris Bracey, Elections Board chairman, said he expected
voter turnout to be comparable to last year's figure of about
3,500 people. He said he did not expect the number of poll
sites, decreased this year from 1 8 to six, to affect the number
Student Congress last month decided to eliminate 12
polling places to give the Elections Board greater control of
the elections and to deal with poll site staffing shortages.
Polls will be open today from noon to 6 p.m. at the six on
campus sites. All undergraduate and graduate students may
vote with valid student identification and registration cards.
Christy Pons, Residence Hall Association co-president,
said she thought the decreased number of poll sites would
have a negative effect on area governor elections.
Student Election Poll Sites
See ELECTIONS, page 7
Pit (Rain site, 205-6 Union) All students
Carmichael dorm Dist. 17 residents only
Granville Towers basketball court
.................Granville residents, off-campus residents
Law School Graduate students only
Chase Hall South Campus undergrads, all grads
Health Sciences Library
Off-campus undergrads and grads
Student Body President
Daily Tar Heel Editor
Wendy BoundsDacia Toll write-in)
Residence Hall Association President
Jennifer Davis (write-in)
Carolina Athletic Association President
Graduate and Professional Student
Senior Class PresidentVice President
Arthur GallagherYvette Rieger
Bob PatyElizabeth Mitchell
Brice PenderSebastian Shipp
Caroline PhilsonChristopher Pedigo
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Student fee requests
By Many J. Walsh
Wattleton stresses need for privacy right protection
By Anna Griffin
Assistant State and National Editor
Faye Wattleton, president of Planned
Parenthood Federation of America, said
the issue of abortion should be debated
as a question of constitutional freedoms
and personal values, rather than as a
discussion of what the government con
siders right and wrong.
Speaking to a crowd of about 350
people Monday night in Memorial Hall,
Wattleton warned that the prohibition
of abortion would lead to the
criminalization of women and to the
denigration of individual values.
"We must not give up the power to
control our private lives, regardless of
our position on reproductive issues,"
Wattleton said the debate about abor
tion rights should involve men and
women and should concentrate on the
issues of privacy and government inter
ference in personal ethics.
'This is not a pro-choice issue," she
said. "It is an issue for every woman
and man in this country."
Wattleton is serving her 14th and
final year as president of Planned Par
enthood, a non-prof t organization with
clinics across the country that provide
counseling about reproduction.
Although Wattleton has seen major
changes in women's reproductive rights
since she began working with the orga
nization 23 years ago, she said the gov
ernment still interfered with American
citizens' private lives.
Regardless of federal or state regula
tions, women always will find ways to
obtain abortions, Wattleton said. The
federal government must ensure that
receiving an abortion will never clas
sify women as criminals, she said.
Wattleton said the Bush and Reagan
administrations' so-called "gag rules,"
which prohibit counselors and social
service workers from discussing abor
tion as an option, violated basic rights
of free speech.
"Information in family planning cen
ters can now be censored," she said.
"We have to make it clear that it is
unconscionable to restrict the speech of
Proposals that would require minors
to get parental consent before receiving
See WATTLETON, page 4
Some University organizations have
asked for a larger fraction of student
fees than they need, said Daryl Grissom,
Student Congress Finance Committee
Campus groups submitted budgets
requesting a total of about $300,000.
Congress members expect to cut
$80,000 to $ 1 00,000 from the budgets,
Student activities fees are allocated
to an organization depending on how
vital its programs are to the University,
how many students are involved, how
much income the group generates on its
own and how effectively the organiza
tion used its funds last year, Grissom
Congress also evaluates the unique
nature of the organization to make sure
no other organizations serve the same
purpose, he said.
Psi Omega, a graduate dental frater
nity, requested a disproportionate
amount of fees because the group in
volves only 370 students and is not a
Grissom said. Psi Omega requested
$ 1 1 ,530 the si xth-h ighest total among
Congress will not allocate money to
Psi Omega if it does not get University
recognition before the finance commit
tee hearings this weekend, he said.
The fraternity asked for $1,500 for
social events and $5,000 to repair the
fraternity house. These requests usually
are not funded unless the organization
can defend its need for funds by citing
ways it will reach other students on
campus, Grissom said.
Student Television requested twice
as much money as last year's request
more than $49,000 because it wants
to upgrade the station with newerequip-
See FEES, page 7
Student Fee Requests
of Campus Groups
Student Television $49,072.00
Student Legal Services 42,731.00
Black Student Movement 32,764.22
Victory Village Day
Care Center 21,149.00
Carolina Athletic Association ..19,481 .00
SAFE Escort 17,800.00
Psi Omega (dental fraternity) . 1 1 ,530.00
Judicial branch 11,429.00
Labi Theatre 7,680.00
Carolina Indian Circle 5,576.00
Student Bar Association 5,400.00
International Students 5,155.00
Student Congress 4,400.00
Carolina Quarterly 4,375.00
Carolina Gay and
Lesbian Association 4,097.00
N.C. Student Legislature 3,729.00
Elections Board 3,051.00
Pauper Players 2,653.00
Toronto Exchange 2,100.00
Peer Leadership Consultants ...1,794.00
Asian Students Association 1 ,650.00
Student Peace Initiative 1,340.00
International Health Forum 1,293.00
Rape Action Project 1,110.00
Turkic Cultural Association 875.00
Association of Black Graduate
and Professional Students 788.94
Students Organized for
Farmworker Awareness 490.20
Graduate Students United 435.00
Out-Of-State Students 320.00
Figures are not the Finance Committee's
Crime up in Chapel Hill, but area compares favorably to other college towns
By Brendan Smith
Reports of major crimes in Chapel
Hill increased 5 percent from 1990 to
1991, but local crime rates compared
favorably tothose in othercollege towns
in 1990, according to local reports.
Chapel Hill police said reports of
violent crime in Chapel Hill rose 30
percent from 1990 to 1991, and property-related
crime rose 3 percent.
UNC criminologist Charles Warren
said college towns tended to have high
crime rates because people under 25
committed a large number of street
crimes and because criminals were at
tracted more often to affluent areas than
to poor ones.
"Poor areas don't have a lot of prop
erty crime because there's not a lot to
steal," Warren said.
In 1990, Chapel Hill's per capita
crime rate was 73 per 1 ,000 inhabitants.
From 1981 to 1989, the per capita crime
rate in Chapel Hill was at or above state
and national levels, according to a re
port compiled by the town's Task Force
on Reducing Violent Crime and Illegal
Although Chapel Hill has a com
paratively high crime rate, it ranked
third out of five college towns in the
task force report.
Athens, Ga., and Boone both had
crime rates lower than Chapel Hill's,
but Charlottesville, Va., and Greenville
had higher rates.
Chapel Hill police use daily and
monthly reports to help them determine
where to use staff and services, but
annual reports are compiled to inform
Crime in Chapel Hill
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the public of threats to their safety. Cousins said.
Chapel Hill police spokeswoman Jane "You're at more risk to be a victim of
violent crime," Cousins said. "That af
fects the community. People are more
scared now. They're aware."
The Chapel Hill Police Department
uses report statistics to identify trends,
but the department does not attempt to
discover the reasons behind the trends,
"The whys that's a bigger ques
tion than we can answer," she said.
The Chapel Hill Town Council
formed the violent crime task force in
January 1991 to find new approaches for
The task force, which submitted a
report accepted last month by town coun
cil, attributed the local crime increase to
a number of factors, including poverty
and lack of jobs, alcohol and drug abuse,
lack of services for victims and an im
balance of power between women and
men which resulted in rapes and domes
Despite increased crime reporting,
crimes such as rape still go largely un
reported. The task force report esti
mated that only one in 10 rapes was
Amy Carlyle, co-chairwoman of the
UNC Rape Action Project, said rape
was a continuing fear for women.
"It's not a result of growth in crime in
the last year," Carlyle said. "Rape is an
issue of power. It ties in with capitalism
and a patriarchal society that assigns us
a status symbol with power."
Warren said yearly reports could be
misleading because an increase in po
lice reports might not indicate an in
crease in crimes committed.
See CRIME, page 4
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