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Volume 100, Issue 59
Friday, September 11, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
BCC Mpporteir give Hardlm Aimafam
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BCC advocates gather on steps of
Council to discuss charter,
recalls of elected officials
By Jackie Hershkowitz
Assistant CKy Editor
la the wake of Chapel Hill Town
Council member Joe Herzenberg'stax
conviction, several council members
are supporting a motion that would
add a clause to die town's charter to
allow the recall of elected officials.
Council member Julie Andresen
will introduce the motion to amend rite
charter at Monday's council meeting.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. .
at Chapel Hill Town Hall.
4,Without a recall provision, elected
officials aren't accountable to (he pub
lic, except every four year$ when
Gore visits Ronald McDonald
The formula for complete happiness is to be very
South Building before entering
they're elected," Andresen said.
; Andresen said the council had as
sumed the charter contained a provision
to recall elected officials.
"It was a surprise to us that it wasn't
in there," she saidThursday. "I think the :
council is very much aware that we've
got a defect in the charter "
Chapel Hill Mayor Ken Broun said
Thursday that is was important for vofc
ere to be able to recall an elected official
that acted inappropriately, but that he
did not know whether a revision to the
town charter would affect Herzenbeig
Voters cannot remove an elected of
ficial from office while he is serving his
term under die present town charter.
House in Durham Thursday
By Anna Griffin
About 300 student supporters of a
free-standing black cultural center
marched on the South Building Thurs
day and presented Chancellor Paul
Hardin with a letter demanding that he
present a concrete proposal for a new
building to the Board of Trustees by
The letter, signed by the Black Aware
ness Council, calls on Hardin to demon
strate written support for a new BCC,
designate a site for the building and
present a concrete proposal to the BOT
by the Nov. 13 deadline.
"Your written support for a free
standing Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural
Center, designation of a site, as well as
the deadline given are NON-NEGOTIABLE,"
the letter states. "Failure to
respond to this deadline will leave the
people no other choice but to organize
toward direct action."
The protest began on the steps of
Student Stores and quickly turned into a
march across Polk Place to South Build
ing, which houses many of the
University's administrative offices, in
cluding that of Hardin.
B AC leaders announced to the crowd,
most of whom had been told to gather in
the Pit at 10:30 a.m. for a rally, that
because Hardin had not been home dur
ing their march to his Country Club
Road house last week, they would visit
him at his office.
About 300 BCC supporters protested
outside Hardin' s home Sept. 3, although
the chancellor had been out of town all
"If the bill collector comes to your
house and you're not home, what does
he do? He comes to your business," said
BAC member Jimmy Hitchcock.
"This kind of decision should be in
the hands of the voters rather than the
council," Broun said. "Voters are the
people who elect council members,
and voters are the ones who should be
able to remove them."
Council member Mark Chilton, who
has supported Herzenberg throughout
the controversy, said he supported the
provision to recall elected officials.
This wouldbe an appropriate con
text in which Joe could be removed,"
Town attorney Ralph Karpinos said
die state legislature would have to
approve any revision of the town's
By Rebec ah Moore
State and National Editor
DURHAM Concerned parents and
wide-eyed children listened attentively
as Tennessee Sen. Al Gore, the Demo
cratic vice presidential candidate, dis
cussed the Family and Medical Leave
bill at the Durham Ronald McDonald
The bill is designed to allow workers
a 12-week leave for family or personal
illness, childbirth or adoption.
The leave would be without pay, but
could be extended if necessary, Gore
said. Employees' jobs would be guar
anteed upon their return, he said.
"This bill is designed to build fami
lies and help families stay together,"
Already accepted in the U.S. Senate,
the bill passed in the U.S. House of
Representatives Thursday, just hours
before Gore's appearance, by a 241
161 vote. Gore said the bill's final ob
stacle would be passing the desk of
"Unfortunately, the president has said
he might veto (the bill)," Gore said.
"He's already vetoed it once. Instead of
using the phrase 'family values,' we
need to emphasize the value of the fam-
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Supporters of a free
"Chancellor Hardin wasn't home last
week, so we're taking this to him to
day." Hitchcock said the march was just a
small example of what would come if
Hardin didn't meet the Nov. 13 dead
line. "November 13th Friday the
Crowd vows to take
By Anna Griffin
In an effort to end the fear of violent
crime on campus, a group of about 150
students and local residents marched
through campus Thursday night, chant
ing and promising to "take back the
The 'Take Back the Night, Take Back
the Campus" march, co-sponsored by
the UNC Bisexuals, Gay Men, Lesbi
ans and Allies for Diversity and the
Feminist Alliance, attracted a wide va
riety of people, all of whom shared the
same goal of making the community
"This is our campus," said Katy
Egerton, head of the Feminist Alliance.
"We're going to take it back."
The marchers, who began their walk
from the Pit, wound around the back
paths of South Campus going down
the same Kenan Stadium path that was
the site of two assaults last week and
came back onto North Campus, walk
ing along Cameron Avenue. Most of
the group wore red armbands. They
chanted anti-rape and anti-violence slo
gans as they marched, including: "What
ever We Wear, Wherever We Go
Yes Means Yes, and No Means No,"
and "People Unite, Take Back the
B-GLAD co-chairman Doug
Ferguson said that although he was
pleased with the turnout, more students
should have attended.
"The entire campus should be out
here," Ferguson said. "Everyone should
be concerned with the fact that the cam
pus isn't safe anymore."
Although about a quarter of the crowd
were men, Ferguson said he was disap
pointed with the number of men who
didn't show up.
"There's a lot of denial out there," he
said. "Rape is a serious problem. The
more men try to deny the problem, the
longer it will take to end it."
Members of a new ly formed student
group, Women Against Rape, attended
the march to help raise awareness about
the problems faced by victims of rape.
Group members said they would work
to get the UNC Honor Court to change
the way it handled rape cases.
"Right now, I wouldn't advise any
victim to go through the Honor Court,"
said WAR member Karen Smythers.
"It's an important option, but right now
the way they handle victims' cases is
just plain abusive."
At present, victims of rape in Chapel
Hill have two options pressing
charges through the Orange County dis
trict attorney's office or pressing charges
through the Honor Court. Investigators
busy with the unimportant A. Edward Newton
- standing BCC rally in the Pit before marching on South Building
13th is your last day. Chancellor
Hardin," he said.
After marching from the Pit to South
Building, students crowded the front
steps of one of the University's oldest
buildings, yelled and waved from the
second- and third-story windows, and
Barrett Mardre (left) and others
from the student attorney general's of
fice study the cases and the student
Honor Court hears them.
But members of WAR contend that
the Honor Court does not do enough to
educate themselves or to help the vic
tims. "(Rape) is being handled ineptly, I
think because they don't know any bet
ter," Smythers said. "The Honor Court
should become better educated about
what rape is. And they should work to
make the process fairer."
Since last year, when rape became an
Honor Code violation, only one woman
has won a rape case argued before the
Honor Court. At least three rape cases
have been argued before the court.
Smythers said WAR would be work
ing with local and campus officials to
change the Honor Court process. "Our
presence is going to be a threat to people
on the Honor Court," she said. "But we
really do want to help the Honor Court."
Changes could include allowing the
victim to sit in on the entire hearing and
opening case records to the victim.
Under present policies, court hearings
are closed to the public and records are
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packed the rotunda outside Hardin's
first-floor office as BAC members pre
sented the chancellor with the letter.
"Last week, we stood outside the
building," said BAC member Tim
See BAC, page 2
represent Women Against Rape
destroyed at the conclusion of a case.
"HonorCourt records should be avail
able to the victim," Smythers said. "(The
victim) doesn't have any idea of what
happened (during the hearing) only
what she told them."
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