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Volume 103, Issue 53
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Campus Dining Services Receive
Overhaul For Fall Semester
I Chase now offers a wider
variety of all-you-can-eat
food options, including a do
BY MELISSA MILIOS
Hungry students may notice a differ
ence on South Campus this fall.
Chase Hall has been converted into an
all-you-can-eat facility, where students pay
an entrance fee of $3.80 for breakfast, $6
for lunch, and $7 for dinner. Students with
a meal plan can subtract one meal off their
plan to gain unlimited access to the dining
One new option at Chase is “Sautee
Your Way,” a sautee station fully equipped
with a plethora of pasta, vegetables, sauces,
oils and dressings, where students can
choose the ingredients and prepare their
own meal. Another feature new to both
Chase and Lenoir is “Just In Time” cook
ing, where a chef continuously prepares
fresh servings of an entree.
Chuck Hackney, Marriott marketing
Suit Accuses Police of Racism
BY WENDY GOODMAN
Three local men filed a lawsuit against
the Chapel Hill Police Department on
Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court,
claiming several unknown police officers
had falsely arrested them and violated their
constitutional rights in 1993.
The three black men alleged racial dis
crimination and harassment after police
held a gun to one of their heads and alleg
edly said, “All you black people look alike
"Greetings, and Hello from Snapple"
DTH/ WARREN PRJCKETT
Wendy the "Snapple Lady" signs autographs and hands out free Snapple in the Pit Wednesday morning. Wendy chose
to come to Chapel Hill after receiving a letter from UNC student Diana D'Abruzzo (background). See story page 5
Scholarship for Slain Lacrosse Player Reichardt
Reaches Hallway Point in Fundraising Campaign
BY BRONWEN CLARK ,
The scholarship fund dedicated to the
memory of Kevin Reichardt, the 20-year
old University student and lacrosse player
gunned down on Franklin Street Jan. 26, is
more than half way to its $250,000 goal,
according to UNC’s regional development
officer Arthur Gregg.
“We have had substantial success in our
fund raising,” Gregg said. “The goal is
$250,000, which is required for an out-of
state scholarship. We are halfway there.”
Gregg said fund raising for the scholar
ship was initially created by Maryland
alumni to aid those students from Mary
land interested inattending UNC. Headded
that fundraising for the scholarship had
gained momentum after it had been re
named in Reichardt’s memory.
“After Kevin was murdered, the Mary
land alumni thought it would be wonder
ful to rename the scholarship,” he said.
manager, said Marriott conducted a sur
vey last fall of6oo South Campus students
and consulted 10 15-student focus groups
before making the changes to Chase.
“The reason you see Chase (now as an
all-you-can-eat option), the reason you see
the block (food) plans and the mini-mart is
a direct result of the student surveys,”
Hackney said he realized that some A
La Carte plan users would complain about
the increased dining cost/but said Marriott
studies showed a growing trend toward the
Seconds Please option.
“Any time you make a change it’s going
to put a stress on people,” Hackney said.
“But in three years (of the Seconds Please
option), to go from zero to 300 students
(using the plan), the students are obviously
telling us they want a Seconds Please op
tion (in Chase).”
“We (also) found out in the surveys that
students on South Campus like to eat in
their rooms, so the mini mart is tailored to
them,” Hackney said.
Hackney said the former stores in Hinton
James, Ehringhaus and Morrison residence
halls were dosed because of a financial
drain on Marriott due to staffing problems,
to me,” when they were mistakenly ar
rested, according to the suit they filed
against ChiefofPolice Ralph Pendergraph,
the three unnamed police officers and the
town of Chapel Hill.
Curtis, Jerome and Clyde Gattis were
waiting outside of Curtis Gattis' home to
go to UNC Hospitals when police cars
surrounded them, according to the suit.
“This complaint was brought about be
cause the officers did not have valid reason
for stopping them,, ” attorney Marylin Ozer
who works with the
said the full scholar
ship was designed to
attract the most out
standing students to
“It is designed to
carry the spirit of the
Morehead a bit fur
ther,” Everett said.
“It is designed to
attract students to
the University who
will be exemplary.
UNC lacrosse player
was killed on
Henderson Street on
was a lacrosse player, but he was also an
Both Gregg and Everett said a recipient
could not be chosen until fundraising for
the scholarship was complete.
“Until it is fully funded, there can be no
scholarship,” Everett said.
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Chapel Hill, North Carolioa
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24,1995
duplicated items and short hours.
Denise Atkins, Marriott’s Vending and
Retail Store manager, said that combining
the three stores into one has allowed more
flexibility and breadth to the selection of
The new mini-mart houses Taco Bell, a
deli, a rotisserie, a hot side-dish case, a
fresh produce section and a small dining
area. On the shelves, students can find
groceries from red pepper fettucine and
sparkling cider to Spam.
“The stores in die three dorms were
basically grocery suppliers,” Atkins said.
“Now that we’ve combined the stores we
were able to go to the specialty stores to get,
for example, the Toblerone chocolate, the
fat-free items, the specialty pastas.”
Atkins said that while die store’s ex
panded hours, now open from 7 a.m. until
midnight, were a positive change, she had
received complaints that the mini-mart did
not offer a meal equivalency option. All
purchases must be paid for with cash or on
A La Carte or Expense Plan.
Hackney said he believed that Carolina
was on the cutting edge of food service.
See FOOD, Page 4
“The men were surrounded by police
cars, had guns held to their heads, arrested
and restrained while Jerome Gattis’ car
was searched without probable cause, rea
sonable suspicion or consent,” the suit
stated. According to the suit, the plaintiffs
were released without any explanation or
Ozer said her clients had been stopped
because a car used during a robbery the
night before had a similar color.
“There was suspicion that they had com
mitted the crime basically because they
Everett said that although he was pleased
with the progress, he wanted to draw in
“Honestly, I don’t think the scholarship
fund has been widely publicized. The circle
of contributors is fairly limited,” he said.
Everett said heightened public aware
ness was needed forthe scholarship fund to
reach its goal.
“We need increased publicity to get it to
goal as quickly as possible,” he said.
But Gregg said a number of people,
from students to alumni, had contributed
to the fund. Gregg said he thought the
murder of Reichardt had touched many
people and had encouraged them to con
tribute to the scholarship fund.
“We have received contributions from
a tremendous number of people all over
the country, most of them connected with
Carolina," he said.
Gregg said he thought fund raising for
the scholarship would be completed by
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Roger Franklin makes a sandwich for Natalie Batten in the mini-mart in Chase
Hall. The market replaces the stores formerly located in South Campus dorms.
were driving a red car, and they were two
blackmen,”shesaid. “You can look around
any parking lot and see several red cars.”
The suit stated that the actions taken
against the plaintiffs had caused them “fear
of being killed or suffering bodily injury.”
The actions were also classified as being
done “unlawfully, willfully, intentionally,
maliciously and with reckless disregard.”
The three men contend in their suit that
the police search was primarily motivated
by their race and violated due process and
equal protection guarantees.
Local Bar Rejecting Town Smoking Ban
I The owner of Henderson
Street Bar & Grill refuses to
make his bar non-smoking.
Instead, he has provided his
mostly smoking customers
with strictly a smoking area.
BY JOHN SUTTON
The owner of Henderson Street Bar &
Grill is not going to take Orange County’s
new smoking ban sitting down. Owner
Kevin Clyde has continued to cater to his
smoking customers by refusing to have a
separate non-smoking area.
“I can’t afford to not have smoking in
here," Clyde said.
The Orange County Health
Department’s ordinance took effect July 1
and requires businesses which are serving
food to provide a non-smoking section that
is heated, air-conditioned and ventilated
apart from the smoking area.
Clyde said that about 65 percent of the
bar’s customers smoke. He said he also
believed that if his restaurant was to go
smoke-free that he would lose 45 percent
of his customers, a loss which he cannot
“I decided if I get fined for allowing
smoking than I plan on taking the county
to court and suing them for loss of busi
ness,” he said.
Qy de said he would not push the Health
Department unless they pushed him first.
“If they force me to comply with this ordi
nance, then 1 will have nothing to lose and
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The men have demanded damages in
excess of SIO,OOO due to their suffering
both physical and mental pain.
Ozer said that now that the complaint
has been filed, the police department has
approximately 60 days to respond to the
Police spokeswoman Jane Cousins said
a comment on the suit would not be proper
at this time. “We can’t comment on any
kind of pending lawsuit,” she said.
Town Attorney Ralph Karpinos could
not be reached for comment at press time.
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DTH/ WARREN PRJCKETT
Kevin Clyde refuses to implement Chapel Hill's smoking ban at Henderson St.
Bar & Grill. Clyde has placed a warning to non-smokers on the outer door.
everything to gain by suing the county.”
Clyde also said he feels that the ordi
nance infringes on his rights of free enter
prise. “Ifpeople are bothered by the smoke,
they can choose to go somewhere else, ” he
So far Clyde said he has not received
any complaints or loss of business because
the bar lacks a non-smoking section. In
fact, he said many people have voiced their
support for what he is doing.
“One person, who comes in at least
C 1995 DTH Publishing Corp. All rights reserved.
BY ROBYN TOMLIN HACKLEY
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
When the U.S. House of Representa
tives voted to eliminate funding for Presi
dent Clinton’s prized community service
initiative on July 31, they put at least one
UNC-based program on red alert.
The Student Coalition for Action in
Literacy Education utilizes money from
the AmeriCorps program to help fund a
literacy education program conducted by
10 UNC students each year. The students
who are chosen to participate in the pro
gram go into the community and tutor
disadvantaged children, teach English to
non-native speakers and provide after
school programs for children in some of
Chapel Hill’s public housing communi
Under the current program, SCALE’S
AmeriCorps students work 10-15 hours
per week during the school year and 40
hours per week during the summer months.
In all they work 900 hours a year; in ex
change they receive a $3,900 stipend for
their living expenses and a $2,363 voucher
that they can use to pay off student loans or
for future educational endeavors.
The House’s decision was part of a
Department of Veterans Affairs, Housing
and Urban Development, and indepen
dent agencies appropriations bill that has
yet to reach the U.S. Senate. President
Clinton has vowed to veto the bill if it
reaches his office in its current form.
Clinton requested that Congress appro
priate $817.4 million for the nationwide
service program which was established one
year ago. The current budget for the pro
gram is $470 million and provides funding
for more than 20,000 positions.
North Carolina received $2.2 million in
federal AmeriCorps grants last year. North
Carolina has 14 community service pro
grams that receive AmeriCorps funding.
In addition to SCALE, The TEACH Early
Childhood Corps, N.C. Support Our Stu-
See AMERICORPS, Page 7
twice a week, gave me SSO and said to use
it if I had to go to court,” he said.
Chris Bridges, a customer, said this
would not affect his decision to come to the
bar. “Asa non-smoker, when Igo out I
expect to encounter smoke, and I make the
choice to go anyway,” he said.
Once a valid complaint is filed against a
business, the Health Department can issue
Clyde said no complaints have been
filed against Henderson Street Bar & Grill.
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