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Fire in Microwave Forces
Students to Leave Lenoir
A fire was reported at 12:05 p.m. in the
basement level of Lenoir Dining Hall, ac
cording to University police reports. The
fire occurred when an unknown person left
napkins in a microwave while it was run
ning, activating the fire alarm, police re
ports state.
University Police and the Chapel Hill
Fire Department arrived soon after the
alarm was activated, according to reports.
It is unknown whether the action was done
intentionally, reports state.
The fire was put out before police ar
rived, and the alarm was reset by the Fire
Department, reports state. Lenoir was
evacuated while the incident was being
investigated, leaving many students out in
the rain.
Last Day to Drop Classes,
Take Pass/D/Fail Option
Today is the last day for students to
declare their desire to take a class pass/D/
fail and is the last day to drop a class.
P/D/F and drop/add forms are avail
able from individual schools, and they must
be turned in to the Office of the University
Registrar today.
Journalism Award Set Up
For Reading-to-Kids Story
The School of Journalism and Mass
Communication has created a Reading
to-Kids Award. Each year, the s2soaward
will be given to the department major
who writes an outstanding story about
reading to children.
David Williamson, director of research
news, established the award to empha
size the importance of reading to chil
dren. Williamson is director of the Read
to Kids Foundation.
Study Ranks UNC Nursing
School 9th in Country
UNC’s School of Nursing was ranked
ninth among the best nursing schools in
the United States in a study published in
the January-February issue ofNurse Edu
cator magazine.
The study was based on the responses
to questionnaires mailed to 400 nursing
school deans and researchers. Respon
dents ranked more than 490 nursing
schools in their answers.
The top-10 finish represents a major
improvement for the University, whose
nursing program was ranked 30th in 1988
and 26th in 1984.
Ackland Will Offer Story
Hour on Inuit Culture
The Ackland Art Museum will hold a
story hour focusing on Inuit culture at 3
p.m. Feb. 26.
Stories will include “Very Last First
Time” by Jan Andrews and “Ka-ha-si”
by Terry Colhene. The story hour is de
signed for 5- to 9-year-old children. Par
ents are encouraged to accompany their
For more information, call the Ackland
Info Line at 406-9837; offices, 962-0479;
or TDD, 962-0837.
UNC Music Department to
Hold Free Music Recital
The Department of Music will present
a free voice recital Feb. 26 featuring guest
artists soprano Shelia McDonald and pia
nist Lonieta Cornwall.
The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in
Person Recital Hall. It will feature works
by several composers, including Handel,
Mozart, Puccini and Schubert.
Associate Provost Will
Share Personal Journey
“Coming Back Home The Journey
of a Black Woman Lawyer” will be the
subject of a talk by Marilyn Yarborough,
associate provost and professor of law.
Yarborough will speak as part of the
Village Elders in Dialogue with UNC
Scholars Series, a series of lectures fo
cused on bringing together area retirees
with University scholars.
The free event will be held 10a.m. Feb.
25 at the Chapel Hill Senior Center at 400
S. Elliott Road. FM-assisted listening
devices are available.
Call 968-2070 weekdays between 9
a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Kaplan to Give Students
Practice on Grad Exams
On Feb. 25 and Feb. 26, students pre
paring to take the LSAT, MCAT, GMAT
and GRE can take a practice test, learn
test-taking strategies and receive a de
tailed computer analysis of their results.
Kaplan Educational Centers is spon
soring the program, called Test Drive, as
a free public service to students. For more
details, call Kaplan at 1-800-KAP-TEST.
Catholic Adult Singles to
Gather at Potluck Dinner
There will be a potluck dinner with the
opportunity to meet people sponsored by
the Catholic Adult Singles at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday. Singles, widows, and divorced
orseparatedpeopleages3s-65 shouldmeet
at St. Thomas More Youth House in Chapel
Hill. Bring a covered dish; beverages will
be provided.
Cunningham, Brandenburg to Debate on STV
Students Without Cable
Can Watch SBP Debate
Monday in 104 Howell Hall
Before the student body president run
off election Tuesday, Student Television
will offer the candidates another chance to
discuss their platforms during a debate that
will air Monday night.
STV plans to broadcast the debate be
tween Stacey Brandenburg and Calvin
Cunningham twice on Monday at 8
p.m. and again at 9 p.m. so that more
students will be able to see it, said sopho
more Frank Wang, producer of “Lime
Renovation to
Carolina Inn
Reveals Relics
The ongoing renovation of the Carolina Inn has led to some
unexpected discoveries.
While making improvements to the 71-year-old Inn, workers
have found several items ofhistorical interest, including a skylight,
in an interior hallway that had been covered by a false ceiling, that
will appear in the Inn’s new design.
Other “artifacts" uncovered in the process that are in decent
condition will also be incorporated into the new design.
Three areas with vintage wallpaper dating from the 19305,
exposed metal lathing, and beams and wires used in the original
construction were also laid bare. The wiring involved state-of-the
art technology that was ahead of its time and made the Inn
fireproof, project manager David Norton said.
The renovation of the Carolina Inn began Nov. 20 and was
originally slated to be completed in mid-October. Now the project
is expected to be completed one month ahead of schedule, by Sept.
All function space and the majority of the guest rooms should
be ready by the target reopening date of Sept. 1.
“Whenever you open up walls that have not been disturbed for
many years, you have to expect the unforeseen and, during the
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Asian Heritage Week Starts Monday
The Asian Students Association will
attempt to educate the campus about the
straggles andachievementsofAsian Ameri
cans when they sponsor Asian-American
Heritage Week to be held Monday through
Feb. 24.
The theme of Asian-American Heritage
Week is “Discover the Asian-American
Dream,” said Jeff Huang, president-elect
of ASA and the coordinator of Asian-
American Heritage Week.
“We’re trying to showthatAsian Ameri
cansdohaveahistory,”Huangsaid. “There
is a lot of diversity among Asian Ameri
cans, and sometimes I feel like we’re por
trayed as having one face.”
A speech by George Takei, better known
as Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu, will highlight the
weeklong celebration that includes a mi
UNC, Harvard Alumnus to Give Annual
Med School Lecture on Health-Care Reform
Dr. Mark Douglas Smith will deliver
the 15th annual Lawrence Zollicoffer lec
ture, titled “Health Care: The Long View,”
at 4 p.m. today in 4008 Old Clinic Build
Smith is a 1983 alumnus of the UNC
School of Medicine and a graduate of
Harvard University and the Wharton
School of Business.
He is currently vice president at the
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and
has responsibility for the foundation’s Po
verty and Health program. Smith is also an
assistant clinical professor of medicine in
the Department ofMedicine at the Univer
sity of California at San Francisco.
“There will be more change in the next
four to five years than there have been in
the last 15,” Smith told a group at a recep
tion for minority students Wednesday.
Smith also discussed what he perceived
as the limits of health-care reform after
having worked on the Clinton health-care
plan as chairman for the underrepresented
Future of Internationalist Books Is in the Hands of Land Owner
Despite standing on land owned by a
bankruptcompany, Internationalist Books
might be safe for awhile.
Although the bookstore is not in imme
diate danger, it still finds itself in a precari
ous position and at the mercy of George
Tate Jr., who owns Tate Realty & Con
struction Cos.
Among Tate’s properties is the land
Internationalist Books has occupied for 10
years. Currently, the nonprofit bookstore
light,” an STV comedy show.
Wang said he originally had wanted the
winner of the SBP election to be a guest
star on the show. After Tuesday’s election,
Cunningham suggested a debate between
the top vote-getters.
Cunningham said he thought the tele
vised debate was a good idea. “The (Daily)
Tar Heel pretty much has a media lock on
campus,” he said. “We’ve gone out of our
way to let WXYC and STV know we’re
interested in other forms of coverage.”
Brandenburg agreed. “It is an opportu
nity to really discuss the issues. Hopefully,
it will generate solutions because there’s
dialogue among the students.”
STV broadcasts on cable access Chan
nel 11. The channel reaches 17,000 homes
in the Orange County area, said Tyler
Johnson, telecommunications engineer at
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Workers began renovating the Carolina Inn on Nov. 20. During the renovation process, several architectural features were discovered,
including a skylight that was concealed by a ceiling. Officials say the skylight will be kept in the Inn’s new design.
“There is a lot of diversity
among Asian Americans, and
sometimes I feel like we ’re
portrayed as having one
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nority speak-out and a minority women’s
forum among other events and activities.
Takei will hold a book-signing at 1 p.m.
Wednesday at the Bull’s Head Bookshop.
He will be signing his book, “To The Stars:
The Autobiography of George Takei.”
Takei will then deliver the week’s key
note speech at 7 p.m. Wednesday in 100
Hamilton Hall.
“We in health care end up with many of
the failures of other programs,” he said.
“Health-care providers cannot solve the
problem of violence. When the educational
system fails and 16-year-olds shoot each
other, we have to treat them for gunshot
wounds. Then there’s $50,000 on the tab of
the health-care system.”
The purpose of the lecture series is to
honor Dr. Zollicoffer’s memory, to com
memorate more than 30 years of minority
presence at UNC, to increase the aware
ness of minority health issues and to ex
pose the student body to dynamic minority
role models in the field of medicine.
“This event is unique,” said Dr. Gre
gory Strayhom, associate dean of academic
and student programs and associate pro
fessor of family medicine.
“In between, there’s not a lot of interac
tion, but at least there’s this one annual
chance to bring together outside alumni
and students,” Strayhom said. “There are
very few medical schools in the country
that develop this type of program to recog
nize the presence of underrepresented mi
norities. ”
During his visit, Smith will attend the
payss3oopermonthin rent to Tate Realty.
Heather Hunt, one of Internationalist’s
two managers, said they would be unable
to afford to buy the land, appraised at
$150,000, if Tate were forced to sell.
Tate declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in
August 1994. Chapter 11 allows for the
reorganization of a failed business.
Since August, attorney John Northen
has been appointed trustee of the case, and
the Chapter 11 filing was replaced with a
Chapter 7.
This change in the bankruptcy filing
requires a liquidation of Tate’s assets in
Office of Informa
tion Technology.
Yet cable is in
accessible to stu
dents in residence
halls, and some off
campus students do
not subscribe to the
service. Therefore,
Wang said, stu-
dents will be able to view the debate in 104
Howell Hall, at least.
“I’m trying to find places on campus
and places around school, like BW-3 or
Maxx’s, where people would like to show
it,” Wang said.
Cunningham and Brandenburg both
have said they would investigate why the
process to bring cable on campus had not
proceeded further.
“We wanted someone with a lot of
drawing power," Huang said. “He has
lived a pretty extraordinary life, and he
was really the first visible Asian American
on television.”
Terrence Tan, the Pit activities coordi
nator for Asian-American Heritage Week,
said Heritage Week was in its second year.
He said he hoped this year’s turnout would
be better than last year’s.
“The turnout was low, but it was our
first year,” Tan said. “Hopefully, with
Takei, we can attract a larger audience.”
A minority speak-out will be held at
noon Monday in the Pit. The speak-out’s
theme will be “Unity Within Diversity,”
and it will involve ASA, the Black Student
Movement, the Carolina Hispanic Asso
ciation, Sangam, the Korean-American
Students Association, the Vietnamese Stu-
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Infectious Disease Conference, meet with
several medical school faculty members
and attend a student leaders’ luncheon.
There will be a reception and banquet at
6:30 p.m. today at the Omni Durham Ho
tel and Civic Center.
“For students who take the opportunity
to meet the lecturer, it’s very positive, ” said
Cynthia Cotten, coordinator of academic
enrichment and student research programs.
“A few years ago, a student was able to
work in the visiting lecturer’s area. Past
lecturers have been really great people and
Past speakers have included Dr. Louis
Sullivan, former secretary of health and
human services, and Alvin Poussaint, as
sociate dean at the Harvard College of
Zollicoffer, for whom the lecture is
named, was the fourth black graduate of
the UNC School ofMedicine and one of
the founders of the Garwyn Medical Cen
ter in Baltimore, Md.
Throughout his life, he was recognized
by the Baltimore community as a sup
porter and activist in the straggle for civil
order to pay bank debts but allows Tate to
retain all assets remaining after payment of
Northen said that the sale of several of
Tate’s properties had been approved by the
U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Middle Dis
trict of North Carolina and that contracts
to sell even more properties were currently
pending approval.
Tate said the property on which Inter
nationalist Books stood was not one of the
properties currently on themarket. Northen
said that while the property was not for sale
now, it could be sold in the future.
“The disturbing fact is that the majority
of the students won’t be able to see it
because they don’thavecable in the dorms,”
Brandenburg said.
“I think going on Student Television
will underscore the fact that students can
not get cable in the residence halls,”
Cunningham said.
The televised debate will benefit not
only the candidates but also STV, Wang
said. “Perhaps, through this, people will
see that Student Television can be useful.
This could work out for everybody.”
Wang said he had planned a three-part
format for the debate, beginning with a
casual conversation between the candi
dates and B. J. Owens, host of “Limelight. ”
It will provide the audience with a personal
look at the two SBP candidates.
“We definitely want a loose sort of
Group Forms to Develop
A Vision of Tracts’ Futures
A group of area residents has joined
together to provide yet another voice in the
development discussion concerning the
Horace Williams and Mason Farm land
The group is in the planning stages of a
community forum scheduled for the spring
to inform community members of options
in development.
Developing a Vision was formed in
December, said Diane Bloom, a member
of the group. Bloom said the group had
been formed by people who had an interest
in the Horace Williams and Mason Farm
“I have lived near there for a long time.
It is something I have followed for a long
time,” she said.
The Horace Williams and Mason Farm
tracts are two tracts of land owned by the
University with a total combined area of
2,000 acres.
The University has suggested several
uses for the land, including a research site
or student housing. The Chapel Hill Town
Council has been concerned that large
University buildings might not be fit for the
Developing a Vision’s community fo
rum is scheduled for April 29. Doug
Kelbaugh, the chairman of the Depart
ment of Architecture and Urban Design at
the University of Washington, will be the
featured speaker for the forum. Kelbaugh
is an expert in the field of transit-oriented
development and will discuss ways to de
velop die land.
Kelbaugh said he was not familiar with
the land tracts and was not a contracted
architect. He said he was coming to lecture
on general land-development options.
The organization wants to provide a
bridge for the community members as well
as for those planning the development.
“Our goal is to have a program that
wouldbringthecommunitytogether,” said
Dan Coleman, another member of the
“We want to put together the best pos
sibilities for the two University proper
ties,” he said.
The forum will be funded by several
“(The land) is an asset of the state and
may be subject to sale, but it is not actively
being marketed at this time,’’ he said.
Northen said a sale of the property was
not even pending, much less approved.
“There is no contract on that particular
piece of property, although Tate will have
to sell some more (land) to fully pay the
bank debt.,’’ Northen said. It is unclear
which properties will be targeted for sale in
the futur, he said.
Hunt said that nobody had informed
the store’s management that the property
was for sale and that, in her mind, it re-
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thing,” he said. “It’s going to be very open
and very flexible because it’s on STV and
we don’t have a certain schedule to adhere
to.” ,
During the second segment, the candi
dates will speak about campus issues, Wang
said. Owens will also invite leaders of cam
pus groups in the audience to ask ques
tions. Although STV usually airs only on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays,
OIT, which is in charge of the University’s
cable access channel, agreed to open a
“window” for STV on Monday night for
the debate, Wang said. Student leaders
interested in asking questions during (he
debate should arrive at 08 Peabody by 3:30
p.m Sunday. Taping will begin at 4 p.m.
Students who are not invited cannot attend
the taping because the room is too small to
hold a large audience.
“We want to look at other
cities and be able to learn
from other examples without
making our own mistakes. ”
Developing a Vision member
private pledges from individual residents
as well as from various organizations.
Donations already made to the group in
clude SSOO from the town of Canboro and
S2OO from the Sierra Club.
Bloom said that the organization had
asked for funding from the University but
that Developing a Vision had not yet re
ceived a response. The organization has
not started formal fund raising yet, she
The April forum will be open to all
interested residents, as well as to Town
Council members. Bloom said the forum
would give the participants a chance to
learn about other cities that had had simi
lar development concerns.
“We want to look at other cities and be
able to learn from other examples without
making our own mistakes, ” she said. “The
citizens should have a say in what the ire a
they live in should be like. ”
Coleman said Developing a Vision was
not interested in planning development for
the two land tracts but rather in bringing
the community and the University together
in the plans.
“We have no plans, nor do we have
intentions to make any plans," he said.
“We want to be a resource to all the groups
involved. ,
“We want the community to become
involved and better informed,” he said.
Bloom said the organization was not
interested in contesting the Town Council’s
plans for the area.
“There isnoconflict," Bloom said. “This
should be a resource everyone could use.
This is not a competition in any way."
She said she hoped the Town Council
would consider asking a member of its
planning committee to become involved
with the Developing a Vision committee,
mained “a question of uncertainty.”
Because the bookstore is nonprofit,
money is a major concern to International
ist Books. The two managers are the only
paid employees; all the rest are volunteers.
“If the new owners were cool, we’d love
to rent from them, ” Hunt said. If forced to
change locations, however, International
ist Books would probably move to
Canboro, although die said they were re
luctant to plan anything for the long term.
“Chapel Hill is ideal because we do get
a lot of students, but there are also many
students and graduates living in Canboro. ”

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