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Volume 99, Issue 163
Wednesday, February 26, 1992
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Newly elected Student
By Soyia Ellison
John Moody "broke the mold" Tues
day night and won the race for student
He defeated run-off candidate
Rashmi Airan by 43 votes, according to
unofficial Elections Board returns.
Moody received 1,431 votes to Airan's
Moody, a junior chemistry major
Hospital growth encroaches on Odum Village
Administrator calls property too valuable for student family housing complex
By Megan Brown
Odum Village's land will become
too valuable a commodity as the
University's medical complex expands
tokeep the student family housing in its
current location, a University adminis
John Sanders, chairman of the Build
ings and Grounds Committee, said few
people had anticipated the growth of the
health affairs complex when Odum Vil
lage had been built in the 1960s.
"It is a relatively uneconomic use of
land to put two-story residential apart
ments on such a large piece of land
when it could be used for academic
research buildings," Sanders said. "Ten
to IS years from now, I don't see it as
being a large residential area."
An ambulatory care center, muscu
loskeletal disease and alcohol studies
research center, and an Environmental
Protection Agency building are being
built now in the health affairs complex.
Odum Village residents haveopposed
UNC's proposed realignment of Man
ning Drive to build a new road because
realignment would cause the destruc
Kerrey captures important
Precincts reporting: 64
Body President John Moody celebrates with
lands BP jo
from Greensboro, said he was excited
that the work and time put into the
campaign had paid off.
His first plan after celebrating is to
gain familiarity with his new office
before his April inauguration, he said.
"I ran on a platform that didn't in
. elude a lot of experience, and that worked
for me," Moody said. "One of my goals
is to work closely with Matt Heyd and
learn how the system works."
The SBP-elect's experience includes
tion of a portion of student family hous
ing. The South Loop Road proposal is
intended to reroute traffic away from
UNC Hospitals and to provide better
access to existing and planned health
The University included the proposal
in its 1991 land-use plan, although the
state has not appropriated funds for the
Steve Wallace, an Odum Vil lage resi
dent who has led opposition to the South
Loop proposal, said UNC's lack of space
was a result of poor planning. "The
hospital and health affairs officials have
been after this land since Odum Village
Sanders said the South Loop pro
posal had provided an opportunity to
discuss a necessary alternative for stu
dent family housing.
"The land will become too valuable
for small-scale residential purposes,"
"Its use will be recast even if not a
foot of road is ever built.
"In time, health affairs buildings will
supersede these apartment buildings."
Ben Tuchi, vice chancellor for busi
vote votes S.D. Del.
70 l,WO .
I'll abstain for fear of the future of this
service on the student attorney general 's
staff and at the Campus Y.
Airan, who had held a slight lead in
the Feb. 1 1 election, wished Moody the
best of luck. She said she was glad she
participated in theelection and was glad
it was behind her. "I don't regret doing
it the rewards from this campaign
have been immeasurable," Airan said.
"I've made some great friends. No mat
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ness and finance, said South Loop's
construction would require the removal
of seven to 1 1 of the 40 existing struc
tures in Odum Village but would affect
the entire area.
"To hide behind the notion that the
road will only directly impact seven to
1 1 of the buildings is not being truth
ful," Tuchi said.
Housing Director Wayne Kuncl said
finding an alternative to the entire Odum
Village would be preferable to finding
an alternative for only a portion of the
"As we plan for the future, we'd plan
for replacement," Kuncl said. "There
are probably going to be other uses
down the road for those sites. I know
from a long-use plan standpoint it is an
area they look to for expansion."
UNC has committed to finding alter
native housing before any construction
on the South Loop Road would take
But Kuncl said he had no ideas for
possible future housing sites other than
the Horace Williams Airport tract.
Ted Teague, a junior who serves on
the Buildings and Grounds Committee,
said he saw the 11,000-acre Horace
primary victory; voters send Bush protest message
The Associated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. U.S. Sen.
Bob Kerrey of Nebraska boosted his
campaign in South Dakota's presiden
tial primary Tuesday, seeking to better
his standings in the Democratic race
with big-delegate contests looming just
President Bush, running uncontested,
was buffeted by a protest vote in the
state's GOPprimary, with 3 1 percent of
the voters remaining uncommitted.
With 64 percent of the precincts re
porting, Kerrey had earned 38 percent
of the Democratic vote, compared with
28 percent for U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of
Iowa and 19percent for Arkansas Gov.
Paul Tsongas, who won a solid vic
tory against Clinton in the New Hamp
shire primary last week, received 9 per
cent of the vote, and former California
Gov. Jerry Brown received 4 percent.
A Bush victory was a foregone con
clusion with GOP maverick Pat
Buchanan absent from the South Da
kota ballot, but with 64 percent of pre-
Wallsten squeaks by Eisley
in DTH editor run-off race
'Campaign with a
Peter Wallsten embraces a supporter
Williams Airport land tract as a poten
tial site for student family housing.
Wallace agreed that the best option
for new University growth was a satel
lite campus at the Horace Williams tract.
According to Kuncl, a satellite cam
pus is "inevitable."
"The difficulty is, in order for it to
take place, about $34 million in infra
structure costs must be incurred," he
If South Loop were constructed and
family housing were not moved, the
road would make the development un
safe for young children, Kuncl said.
"The road would only (directly) affect a
portion, but you create a hazard when
you create a major roadway next to a
There are many children in Odum
Village, which has a 10-mph traffic
limit and speed bumps, he said.
Most discussion estimates that South
Loop construction would begin in any
where from seven to 15 years, Kuncl
Sanders said: "We know that one of
these days a road needs to go there. As
time, money and need concur, changes
will be made."
cincts reporting, almost one-third of the
GOP vote went uncommitted. The early
returns gave Bush 69 percent, with 3 1
Kerrey campaign manager Tad
Devine called the South Dakota vote an
"impressive victory" and said he hoped
it could be parlayed into campaign
momentum in Colorado, Georgia and
South Carolina, all of which vote next
Tsongas offered Kerrey congratula
tions but his statements were tem
pered. "It's obvious that the negative adver
tising worked, and we'll take that into
consideration," he said.
Tsongas got one bit of bright news
an endorsement from Gov. William
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university. Anonymous SBP
lot of creativity' proved to be winner
after learning of his narrow DTH editor win
postponed until March
By Anuradha Scth
AUniversity employee whoaccuses
administrators of racist promotion and
pay practices had his grievance hear
ing postponed until March 9 because
of time restrictions Tuesday.
Paul Fearrington, a 13-year Uni
versity airport employee, asked within
the grievance forplacement in ahigher
pay scale and for back pay. He also
demanded that the University deliver
a written apology admitting racism.
"Our objection is against the ra
cially stereotypical accusations against
Fearrington," said Alan McSurely,
Fearrington's lawyer. "The Univer
sity has to start living with African
Americans and other minorities in the
A judge's decision to postpone the
hearing was a typical official stalling
tactic used to deter employees,
Fearrington said: "I'm sick of it.
They have no idea about how it is to be
black. This is the kind of garbage you
have to go through to make people
Schaefer one week ahead of Maryland's
Kerrey, a former Nebraska governor
and first-term senator, campaigned as a
Farm Belt neighbor to South Dakota,
pressing his call for national health in
surance. The exit polls said the health issue
was popular with voters.
South Dakota thus appeared likely to
extend trends of regional favoritism
among the Democrats and of a strong
challenge to Bush among the Republi
cans. Harkin, who won his home-state Iowa
caucuses earlier in the month, was count
ing on a strong performance in South
Dakota to boost his slumping campaign.
Clinton has yet to win, despite his pre
primary status as front-runner, but pri
maries in his native South begin next
Health care was the issue that mat
tered most to Kerrey voters, according
to polling place interviews.
As early returns came in, CNN pro
jected that the Republican uncommit
By Marty Minchin
Peter Wallsten will lead The Daily
Tar Heel to its 100th birthday by
virtue of a 63-vote victory over Mat
thew Eisley in Tuesday's editorial
Wallsten received 1,426 votes to
Eisley 's 1,363. He won at the Union
poll site 838-794 despite losing there
in the Feb. 1 1 election.
"I'm thrilled," Wallsten said. "I
really wasn't expecting to win it by
this margin. I'm really happy that the
students showed the confidence in
my abilities to run the paper and work
with everyone in the University com
munity. "I'm a little scared, but I'd be crazy
if I weren't."
He said he was glad students had
enough faith in his ideas and abilities
to vote him into office. His creative
campaign helped pushed him over
the top, he said.
"We ran a campaign with a lot of
creativity," Wallsten said. "We called
a lot of supporters last night, and we
worked our asses off today."
Eisley, who led by a small margin
in the Feb. 1 1 election, said he thought
he lost Tuesday because he did not
work hard enough to get his support
ers out to vote.
"I did not do a good enough job
getting my supporters to the polls
today," he said. "I worked hard but
apparently didn't target the right
people to get enough of my support
ers out, and Peter ran a very strong
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listen to you, and they humiliate you in
McSurely said, "The University is
not going to find itself guilty of racial
discrimination, or it could lose mil
lions of dollars in federal grants, plac
ing it in jeopardy."
Fearrington said he had been sec
ond in command to the airport man
ager when he was hired in 1979 but
received about $17,000 less annually.
He is asking for $53,000 of back pay
from a lower pay classification.
Fearrington was moved up to a
higher pay grade in 1990 after the
University acted on a Step 3 grievance,
but he still falls below the pay he
deserves, McSurely said.
In past grievances, Fearrington ac
cused co-workers of racism, but the
University found insufficient evidence
to take action.
Recognized by the Chapel Hill
Carrboro School Board for outstand
ing work with children with personal
ity, drug and alcohol problems, he pio
neered Uncle Paul's Helping Hand
Club, which helps young people with
problems return to productive lives.
ted vote would exceed 20 percent and
could edge as high as one-third of the
"It was the economy," said Bill
Schneider, a CNN political analyst. Bush
lost to the uncommitted slate among
Republican voters who rated the
economy as poor, he said.
With 15 Democratic and 19 GOP
delegates up for grabs. South Dakota
marked the end of an early round of
single-state nights in which few del
egates were at stake.
Next week the Democratic calendar
explodes with March 3 primaries in
Georgia, Maryland, Colorado and Utah
and caucuses in Idaho, Minnesota and
Washington, as well as American Sa
moa, with 383 delegates at stake.
Super Tuesday brings contests in 1 1
additional states March 10, with 783
delegates to be won.
The Republican calendar is similarly
stacked, and Bush hopes to quell
Buchanan's challenge and knock out
David Duke as well by the middle of