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Volume 103, Issue 29
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Mexico Agrees to Talks
With Guerilla Leaders
SAN MIGUEL EJIDO, Mexico
Rural villagers greeted with cheers the an
nouncement Monday that government and
guerrilla leaders would begin formal talks
this month to end southern Mexico’s 16-
The agreement to meet April 20 in
Larrainzar, a town with strong rebel sym
pathies in the highlands of Chiapas state, is
the most positive progress in more than a
year of stalled peace talks.
Although there has been no fighting
since mid-January 1994, the government’s
failure to end the uprising has added to
worries about instability in Mexico amid
The choice of Chiapas for talks with the
Zapatista rebels was considered a win for
Makes Switch Over to GOP
GAINESVILLE, Ga. Rep. Nathan
Deal, a conservative Democrat who often
voted with the Republicans, switched to
the GOP on Monday, just three months
after pledging to resign if he changed par
Deal becomes the third Democrat in
Congress to switch since the Republicans
seized control of both chambers in the
Nov. 8 election. The others were Sens.
Richard Shelby of Alabama and Ben
Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado.
Deal, 52, represents a northern Georgia
district that is 95 percent white and heavily
Republican. It also abuts the district of
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, architect
of the Republican takeover.
Deal’s move increases the Republicans’
House majority to 231 -203, with one inde
Bob Dole Launches His Bid
For White House in 1996
TOPEKA, Kan.—Embracing the con
servative agenda of lower taxes, smaller
government and a balanced budget, Bob
Dole launched his third White House bid
Monday by casting himself as uniquely
qualified to “lead America back to her
place in the sun.”
Dole, 71, entered the race with a scorn
ful critique ofPresident Clinton as a “clever
apologist of the status quo,” elected on a
platform of change in 1992 but now fight
ing the change voters demanded in the
Republican sweep in 1994.
There was nary a mention of his Repub
lican rivals. Befitting his status as the clear
early GOP front-runner, Dole chose to
ignore them. His announcement was elabo
rately choreographed, complete with a
charter plane marked “Dole for President. ”
Arafat Begins Crackdown
On Islamic Militant Forces
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip ln a move
that could push Palestinians closer to civil
war, Yasser Arafat cracked down on Is
lamic militants Monday after suicide bomb
ings killed seven Israelis and an American
Arafat’s security forces arrested 112 fol
lowers of Hamas and the smaller Islamic
Jihad group after Sunday’s deadly back-to
back bombings near two Jewish settlements
in the PLO-ruled Gaza Strip.
Angry Islamic militant leaders raised
the specter of civil war, apparently trying
to force Arafat to back down.
Despite the tensions and anger, Israeli
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin told nego
tiators to resume talks with the Palestine
Nine Tajik Militants Killed
In Russian Border Fighting
MOSCOW Russian helicopter gun
ships fired at Tajik opposition positions
along the Tajik-Afghan border Monday,
the fourth straight day of fighting.
The missile strikes, reported by the
ITAR-Tass news agency, were aimed at
militants trying to seize a border post at
Dashti-Yazgul. did not say
whether there were casualties.
Overnight, Russian border guards killed
nine Tajik rebels who tried to storm the
post, said Anatoly Prokopyev, a border
guard spokesman in Moscow.
At least 43 people have been killed since
fighting began Friday. It has been the
bloodiest few days in months along the
mountainous border in Central Asia.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Mostly cloudy; high 65.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy; high
in the 60s.
Cuts Could EUmmate Sections, Faculty
The most severe budget proposal yet for
N.C. higher education which would
include a total of S4B million in cuts —is on
the block in the General Assembly this
The House of Representatives is likely
to make a decision later this week on the
preliminary proposal that passed in a House
subcommittee Thursday, said Jim Newlin,
senior fiscal analyst for the legislature.
The House Subcommittee on Educa
tion approved a proposal that would al
most double the dollar amount of cuts that
Gov. Jim Hunt proposed in February.
More than S4B million would be cut
under the committee proposal, compared
with $26 million under Hunt’s plan.
Donald Jicha, associate dean of the
General College, said the University did
not have funds to spare.
“Every year, there’s no surplus, no ex
tra cash to throw away as it is,” Jicha said.
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Its that time of year again time for the Easter Bunny to make its annual visit to University Mall for children and
adults. The Easter Bunny spent Saturday afternoon handing out free coloring books and visiting shops.
Caroline Breaks Down
BY KAMAL WALLACE
UNC students usually have a difficult
time registeringforthe following semester’s
classes because of Caroline’s busy tele
But students had a particularly frustrat
ing registration experience Monday as they
could not get in for part of the day because
of a computer malfunction.
The Computer-Assisted Registration
On-Line, better known to most students as
Caroline, broke down early Monday after
The problem occurred at about 1:30
p.m, and the computer remained unavail
able for more than two hours, said Donna
Redmon, associate University registrar.
“The computer that handles all of the
incoming calls was not receiving those
calls,” Redmon said.
“People involved with University com
munications as well as data processing are
working on it now,” she said.
At about 4 p.m., half of Caroline’s 64
telephone lines were once again receiving
calls from students desperate to register.
Joe Ward, computer operations man
ager, said he did not know why the system
had broken down.
“We are not sure what the exact techni
Clothes aren’t dirty unless someone sees you in them.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TUESDAY, APRIL 11,1995
“I do not think the adjustment is going to
be very pleasant because even now we
never come back in the fall with any extra
The proposal includes a faculty produc
tivity plan to reduce funding for teaching
positions at 11 campuses, including UNC,
by more than sl2 million. Half of the
savings from the plan would be used for
special salary bonuses for faculty who teach
more than an average load.
Faculty Council Chairwoman Jane
Brown said the faculty productivity clause
of the proposal could lead to burnout among
“Already, we are working very hard,
giving 150 percent, and this so-called pro
ductivity plan is like a slap in the face,”
“The legislature looks like it is saying,
‘We don’t want to support excellent public
Higher quality education would not be
guaranteed if faculty taught more classes,
Brown said. Graduate student teaching
Pat the Bunny
cal problem was, but we reloaded the soft
ware and Caroline is now back online.”
This is the first time Caroline has bro
ken down, Redmon said.
Reza Rahbar, a freshman from Wheel
ing, W. Va., voiced the thought that was on
the minds of many freshmen Monday.
“It really annoyed me,” he said.
Erika Bono, a freshman from Charlotte,
said she had struggled all day to get through
“It was really frustrating trying to get
through.” she said.
“I’m glad it wasn’t a sunny day, or I
would have been more upset than I already
Eric Bohlen, a freshman from Char
lotte, said he knew of people who had had
plenty of trouble getting in.
“My suitemate tried 835 times to regis
ter from his computer, while it only took
me 28 tries,” he said.
Bohlen believed that it was a burden on
other students as well.
“I’m sure it was such a hassle. No one
was in class today because they were trying
to register, so if Caroline was broken, then
people really got screwed over,” he said.
David Y. Lee, a freshman from Cary,
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“Most likely, (the cuts) will
result in larger classes and
fewer sections of classes. ”
Faculty Council chairwoman
assistant positions, which account for most
recitation sections for larger classes, could
be eliminated, she said.
“They are threatening quality for the
sake of quantity,” she said. “The discus
sion classes can sometimes provide a more
quality education than the large lecture
An additional 2.5 percent of nonteach
ing staff positions and 1.5 percent of other
staff positions would be cut to reduce the
budget by about $lO million.
Students also would be affected by the
subcommittee’s budget proposal.
Nonresidents at UNC, N.C. State Uni-
Sexual Encounter Not Covered in Policy
New Amorous Relationship
Policy, Started April 3,
BY JILL DUNCAN
A UNC professor’s sexual relationship
with a student has caused controversy over
the University’s newly instituted amorous
relations policy, which does not provide
sanctions against professors unless they
are instructing or evaluating the student.
Ako Shimada, a junior, was taken to
court in January for having sexual rela
tions with James Williams, directorofcom
position in the English department.
Shimada had to pay SIO,OOO to Williams’
ex-wife, Ashley, and write her a letter of
apology for breaking up her family and
having sex with her husband.
UNC sexual harassment officer Judith
Scott said the policy, which took 18 months
to finalize, was instituted “not because of
anything that had happened here or be
cause of any outside pressure.”
According to the policy, which went
into effect April 3 with Chancellor Paul
Hardin’s approval, “faculty members or
other instructional staff shall not initiate,
pursue, or be involved in any amorous or
sexual relationships with any student whom
they are in a position to evaluate or super
Scott said that she had not even known
versity and the N.C. School of the Arts
would pay an extra $6 million for instruc
tional and general costs through tuition
hikes. Also, about $650,000 in student
scholarships would be cut for the next
The tuition remission program, which
provides in-state rates to nonresident gradu
ate students who act as TAs or research
assistants, would be reduced by $4 million
under the proposal.
“Most likely, [the cuts] will result in
larger classes and fewer sections ofclasses, ”
Brown said. “Also, undergraduates may
have trouble finding the classes they need
“The triple hits that graduate students
will suffer may be the worst result. The so
called productivity plan would eliminate
TA jobs while tuition remission is being
removed and tuition rates are going up.”
Other reductions would affect UNC
Hospitals and the Smith Center, and in
creases in overtime, worker’s compensa
tion and disability would be deleted.
Council Pleased With
Town Advice for UNC
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
The first round of suggestions for the
future development and preservation of
the Horace Williams and Mason Farm
properties was brought to the attention of
the Chapel Hill Town Council and resi
dents to stimulate thought.
The UNC-Chapel Hill Planning Panel
introduced its first interim report, which
proposes goals and principles for the prop
erties, at a public forum, and the council
had no questions regarding the prelimi
woman of the plan
ning panel and
said she viewed the
report as a begin
ning. She reminded
the council that the
report was prelimi
nary in form and
content and said she
looked forward to
cism from council
members and the
“We (the panel)
Town Council member
WALDORF says she
hopes UNC will heed
the town’s advice.
thought it would be beneficial to the coun
cil, the public and the University to let it be
known early in the process the council’s
interest and forward the recommendations
to the University,” Waldorf said. “Hope
fully, our advice will be built on in the
The panel was divided into five sub
committees: land use, neighborhood is
sues, transportation, environmental issues
and fiscal issues.
Alan Rimer, spokesman for the land
use subcommittee, said the reality was that
Mason Farm tract had little land that could
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of the Williams case until she read about it
recently in a newspaper and that she then
started receiving phone calls from people
asking questions regarding Williams.
“To look at this isolated incident and
assume it means this kind ofbehavior goes
on at the University or any university is not
reasonable,” she said.
“It may happen from time to time, but I
think it is very much an exception.”
Scott said she thought the policy was
“It is very progressive. It is one of the
strongest policies that I have read,” she
Scott said it had been a trend among
many universities in the past three years to
take a more cautious stance on professor
student relationships because of the power
differential that existed between the two.
“Support for implementing such a policy
was very strong,” she said. “We received
extensive feedback from students and fac
Scott said she thought the only objec
tions to the policy came from people who
did not understand what it said.
Chapel Hill attorney Teny Ham, who
represents Ashley Williams, said he was
astounded that no policy regarding amo
rous relations had existed at UNC until
The policy should include any students
with whom a professor comes in contact,
not just students professors instruct orevalu
ate, Ham said.
“The professor is in an advantage posi
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Jicha said that University officials had
to prepare for the worst but that he did not
expect the final cuts to be as severe as the
“The worst-case scenario would be that
some courses would have to be cut,” he
said. “The little freshmen are the kids that
are going to be hurt because they are the
last to register and there are so many courses
that freshmen would like and could use,
but upperclassmen have already filled
The General Assembly must compro
mise between the House proposal and a
less severe plan recommended by a Senate
committee before a final decision can be
Brown said she was optimistic about
some of the possible changes in the budget.
“I’m hearing that there may be opportuni
ties buried in here somewhere,” she said.
“For example, if out-of-state tuition has to
go up, at least we may be able to use the
extra money within die University. We
have never been able to do that before.”
BY LAURA GODWIN
The town of Chapel Hill and the
University are in the midst of a com
plicated and controversial land devel
opment phase, and once again, the
development is being led by the firm of
Johnson, Johnson and Roy.
JJR was first hired by the Univer
sity in 1991 when UNC looked at
constructing South Loop Road, which
would have realigned Manning Drive
so traffic would be routed away from
hospitals and would have run a road
through Odum Village. That project,
like the development of the Mason
Farm and Horace Williams tracts now,
was met with controversy.
JJR will be on campus Tuesday
through Thursday conducting numer
ous meetings and hearings concerning
development of the 970-acre Horace
Williams Tract and the 1,300-acre
Mason Farm Tract, both of which are
owned by the University.
The University is looking at using
the two areas for a satellite campus,
while the town would like to change
the zoning of the land and prevent
UNC from building structures taller
than seven stories. Asa result of the
conflicting opinions between town and
University officials, Chancellor Paul
Hardin postponed development of the
land until next year.
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tion because of his authority position,” he
“I’m not sure it (amorous relations be
tween faculty and students) has any busi
ness in the University setting.”
Scott said it was her understanding that
the policy was limited to professors and the
students they instructed or evaluated be
cause it was more feasible than trying to
prohibit relationships completely.
The policy does address amorous rela
tionships outside the instructional context,
but it does not provide for sanctions against
violators who are not in an instructive or
Scott said that throughout the process
of drafting the policy, many faculty and
staff members had told her they believed
the policy should be stronger.
“I think our faculty are outstanding in
all respects, including ethical behavior,”
“This policy is not intended to prohibit
relationships where two parties happen to
meet, fall in love and things work out
She said the policy was necessary to
protect students and faculty.
“Unhappily, sometimes relationships
where tremendous power differentials ex
ist can start out consensual and turn out
badly for all concerned,” Scott said.
“Unfortunately, more times than not,
this is what happens.”
She said, “UNC-CH, albeit one of the
most outstanding universities, is not an
exception to what goes on in society.”