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Carquest Ends Waiting Game, Invites Tar Heels
■ UNC’s foe for the Dec. 30
bowl will be determined by
the end of the week.
BY JUSTIN SCHEEF
Finally, it’s official.
After waiting anxiously for five days,
the UNC football team was formally in
vited on Wednesday to play in the Carquest
Bowl. Officials of the Dec. 30 game, held
in Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, had
delayed their decision to wait for NCAA
rulings on other schools. The bowl will
kick off at 7:30 p.m. on TBS.
Whom the Tar Heels take the field
against, however, is still up in the air. It
could be a Big East team (Syracuse, Miami
or Virginia Tech) or an SEC team (Arkan
sas, Alabama or Georgia). But Arkansasor
Georgia are the likely opponents because
The Boston Globe reported Wednesday
that Miami would go on self-imposed pro
bation, forcing the Carquest to look to the
“We’re excited we’re in a bowl, and we
don't care who we play,” UNC coach
Mack Brown said. “We’ve learned this
year that there’s a whole lot of things we
can’t control, and who we play is one of
The bowl, which pays each school a
guaranteed $750,000, is supposed to take
the Big East No. 3 team after the Alliance
and Gator Bowl make their selections, but
if Miami is on probation, the Carquest will
go to the SEC.
Carquest Executive Director Brian
Flajole said the bowl hoped to line up a foe
for UNC by Friday.
“We said we would wait until Friday to
get an indication before making a commit
menttoanyoneelse,”Flajolesaid. “I think
Home Gets Final Approval, Set To Take BCC Post Jan. 1
BY SHARIF DURHAMS
The Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural
Center’s wait for a permanent director is
over. After being recommended for the job
earlier this fall, Professor Gerald Home
has been approved for three tenured pro
fessorships at UNC. A professorship was
necessary for Home to take over as head of
The UNC Board of Governors approved
Home’s nomination for professorships in
the African and Afro-American studies
curriculum and the communications stud
ies department at its Nov. 10 meeting. The
history department separately approved
him for a professorship in that department
DTK/ ERIK PERIL
Chapel Hill resident Mark Johnson gets a tooth filled by UNC students Jim
Anderson and Mark McConnell at a clinic in Carr Mill Mall on Wednesday.
Card May Give Students ‘Advantage’
BY LILLIE CRATON
A representative from Student Advan
tage, a Boston-based company that sells
discount cards to college students, will
visit campus Monday to pitch the Student
Advantage Card to members of student
The card, normally sold for S2O, would
enable students to receive discounts on
products and services from both local and
national businesses, said Jeff Parks, an
area director with Student Advantage.
“Student Advantage consists of two pro
grams, ” Parks said. “The first is a grassroots
program that gets local businesses to offer
discounts to students.
“The other is a national program in
which national companies give discounts, ”
he said. Parks said Amtrak, Greyhound,
Dollar Rent-A-Car and several airlines of
fered discounts to cardholders.
Parks saidStudentAdvantage was work
ing on similar deals with many other na
7 p.m., Dec. 30
Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami
Televised on TBS
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On sale now at Smith Center
ticket office, 962-2296
the bowl has to step forward and say what’s
in the best interest of the bowl. It’s advan
tageous for the bowl to make a selection as
soon as possible.”
If the Carquest goes to the SEC, it could
take Georgia or, if Alabama’s postseason
ban is lifted, select either the Crimson Tide
or Arkansas, depending on which team the
Peach Bowl chooses. Of course, that’s as
suming the Razorbacks fall to Florida in
Saturday’s SEC title tilt. The NCAA should
rule on Alabama’s postseason status to
Even though the Tar Heels don’t have
an opponent yet, Brown said they were
excited to be going to their fourth-straight
bowl and 20th overall. UNC went to the
Peach Bowl in Atlanta in 1992, the Gator
Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1993, and the
Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, last year.
“When we asked them (Tuesday) if the
invitation would be brought forth would
they be excited about coming, there was a
bigger roar than I’ve heard around here in
a long time,” Brown said.
The bowl game caps a season of fallen
expectations. The Tar Heels started the
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In a telephone conversation from Zim
babwe where he is conducting research,
Home said he planned to leave Zimbabwe
on Dec. 17 and spend the rest of the year in
London before arriving at UNC on Jan. 1.
“I don’t have a house or car yet, but I’ll
be there,” Home said.
Home, a professor at the University of
California at Santa Barbara and a former
candidate for U.S. Senate from California,
said the focus of his work at the BCC
would be raising funds for a freestanding
BCC. “One of the main objectives is to
raise funding for this building,” he said.
The University approved development
of a freestanding center in 1993. Since that
time, only $l.B million of the $7 million
tional companies. “Next year the national
program will consist of about 50 busi
nesses,” he said.
Amy Swan, student body vice presi
dent, said Student Advantage had ap
proached student government with an at
tractive offer that student government was
considering but had not yet accepted.
“The representative from Student Ad
vantage is going to come to our executive
committee meeting this coming Monday, ”
she said. “We’re going to ask him ques
tions about the card and the arrangements. ’’
Swan said student government would
consider the ethical issues of the deal and
would check around for other offers of this
kind. “We want to make a very informed
decision,” she said.
According to the proposed plan, Stu
dent Advantage would sell the cards to the
University for a bulk purchase price of only
80 cents per card instead of the normal S2O
per card fee, Swan said. Students would
receive the cards for free.
“If this (deal) was to take place, Student
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Coach Mack Brown has a good reason to be happy. He and the Tar Heels were informed Wednesday by Keyna Cory (background), game chairman of the
Carquest Bowl, that the Tar Heels would indeed spend the holidays in Miami. Brown said the team was excited to be bowl-bound for the fourth year in a row.
GERAU) HORNE says
he will focus on
fundraising for the BCC
when he arrives
needed to pay for
the center has been
are expected to un
veil a preliminary
design of the BCC
building at the
Board of Trustees’
“We are plan
ning a reception on
the week of the
Martin Luther King
holiday to empha
size the importance
Program director of the BCC, Ellington
Student-Run Health Clinic Aids Those in Need
■ The Student Health
Action Committee offers both
dental and medical attention.
BY ELIZABETH ARNOLD
In the midst ofbureaucratic controversy
over welfare, medical insurance and Med
icaid, a program founded and operated by
UNC students offers a free, easy alterna
tive to the confusion of today’s health care
Student Health Action Committee is
believed to be the nation’s oldest student
run health service. Founded in 1968 by
Stores would transfer money into a student
government account so we could buy the
cards,” Swan said. “There would be no
student fees involved.”
John Jones, director of Student Stores,
said that he would be interested in helping
finance the cards but that he would not
know the details of the plan until later.
“What we’re thinking of doing is help
ing to underwrite the cost of the cards as a
promotional expense,” he said. “We don’t
know exactly how this will be worked
This bulk-purchase plan would differ
from the arrangements made with schools
such as Boston University and Simmons
College. According to reports in the Bos
ton Business Journal, in the past Student
Advantage has exchanged a percentage of
its profits for University-sponsored adver
Jones said he did not know how the
meeting with Student Advantage would
turn out, but he did not think University
sponsored advertising waspartoftheplan.
Graves, said having a permanent director
would help Ae development of a free
standing BCC move forward. “It has been
hard when everybody working here day to
day is a student or temporary,” he said.
Graves said he would continue doing
the programming for the BCC while Home
would focus on fund-raising.
The heads of the three departments said
Home would make a great addition to
“We voted unanimously and enthusias
tically,” said chairman of the history de
partment, Richard Soloway.
Soloway said the history department
waited until Home visited UNC last month
before approving him because they wanted
to be certain he could contribute to the
health affairs students, the program offers
free medical and dental attention to low
income Orange County residents. Similar
programs have been adopted by universi
ties across the United States.
The after-hours clinics operate every
Wednesday evening of the academic year
and are staffed by volunteer students and
faculty from the Schools of Medicine,
Nursing, Dentistry and Public Health. The
clinics are run by student coordinators.
SHAC provides such routine services as
job and school-related physicals and den
tal cleanings and fillings. Students' work is
overseen by professors and graduate stu
dents, as well as local professionals. The
medical clinic also offers a free well-baby
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department. “We weren’t hiring a director
of the Black Cultural Center. We were
hiring a professor of American history,”
he said. “We don’t make tenure approvals
at that level very lightly.”
Chairman of the African and Afro-
American Studies curriculum Julius
Nyang’Oro said Home would offer stu
dents classes which would explore diver
sity. “He has done a lot of work in Africa
and the U.S. We would be interested in his
making connections between African and
African-American culture,” he said.
Home said he was interested in teach
ing courses in African-American history
since 1865, African history, the Civil Rights
Movement and the politics of stage and
Tamara Campbell, the faculty adviser
for SHAC from the dental school, said that
approximately 10 to 13 students from the
dental school staff the dental clinic each
Wednesday night, which operates out of
the Carr Mill Mall offices of the Orange
County Health Department.
SHAC is so popular among students
that each volunteer works only one night
per year. “For many students, this is their
first encounter with a patient,” Campbell
said. “It’s good that this is a more casual
environment and that it’s such a good
service to the community. Students get
good feelings from volunteering.”
Campbell said that many students who
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■ Congress voted against a
bill that was intended to stop
frivolous cases from going to
the Supreme Court.
BY JOHN SWEENEY
Student Congress voted Wednesday
against a bill to end “frivolous” legal ac
tions brought before the Student Supreme
The bill, which would have allowed the
Student Supreme Court to “impose or rec
ommend sanctions against individuals
bringing frivolous actions,” was the sub
ject of an hour of debate, ranging from the
necessity of the bill to its constitutionality.
The bill failed by a vote of 7-13.
“This bill is not necessary,” said Rep.
Steve Oljeski, Dist. 4, after the meeting.
“It sends the message to students that
we in power will not tolerate your interfer
ence with our business,” Oljeski said.
Rep. Jamie Kilboume, Dist. 1, one of
the bill’s most vocal supporters, said it was
almost identical to the rules of professional
conduct used in real courts.
“It works in the federal courts. It works
in the state courts. If you are an attorney,
it’s something you have to live with,”
Rep. Terry Milner, Dist. 1, who spon
sored the bill, said it clarified the Student
Code’s position on the issue.
“It points out what I feel is the authority
the Student Supreme Court already pos
sesses,” Milner said.
But Oljeski cited sections of the Student
Code that prohibit members of the court
from issuing advisory opinions.
“It all there, folks, in black and white.
This bill is against the code,” Oljeski said.
Congress also examined the redistrict
ing plan for student elections. Kilboume,
who helped with the redistricting process,
said 20 of the 37 seats in congress were
unconstitution because they did not repre
sent the appropriate number of students.
However, congress tabled the bill.
Elections Board Chairwoman Annie
Shuart said the decision frustrated her.
Shuart said,“lf they don’t do something
about (redistricting) by Feb. 13,1 won’t be
able to hold an election.”
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