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■ Several candidates have formed
recognized student groups to gain
access to Union space.
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Two candidates running in the campus elections
have formed student groups officially recognized by
UNC, defying the traditional campaign tactics of post
ing fliers and chalking sidewalks.
Officially recognized student groups have access to
University facilities and equipment, which are nor
mally unavailable to student campaign staffs.
However, University recognition does not save a
candidate money during the
campaign, said Aaron
Nelson, one of four candi
dates for student body presi
dent. Nelson formed the
group Aaron Nelson for SBP
at the beginning of the semester to support his cam
“This will not save me money in the long run,”
Nelson said. “Everything contributed to a campaign
must be reported to the elections board, but my group
does not plan on contributing any money.”
Nelson’s group, which consists of about 75 stu
dents, will operate on an open basis, he said. Although
campaign materials cannot be posted or distributed
until Jan. 29, Nelson said he planned to hold general
interest meetings this week.
“We’re announcing all of our campaign meetings, ”
he said. “We’re trying to bring the campaign to the
students. There are no secrets.”
Seth Nore, candidate for Carolina Athletic Asso
ciation president, received official recognition for his
group Monday. The group was formed to accommo
date the needs of his staff, he said.
“I decided to form the group to convenience my
staff,” Nore said. “I live off campus, and it’s hard for
my staff to come out to meetings.”
UNC’s Horace Williams Tract May Face Interim Rezoning Proposal
BY MARY-KATHRYN CRAFT
The Chapel Hill Town Council recom
mended the town staff to develop a pro
posal for interim zoning on the University
owned Horace Williams property at Mon
day night’s council meeting.
“I think it is important to continue our
collaborative effort with the University,”
Council Member Julie Andresen said.
“I think we, as council members, owe it
to the town to put in place an interim
Council Member Joe Capowski said
development on the Williams land would
occur in the distant future and thought a
request for interim zoning was uncalled
Winter Hats Add Style to the Season
BY MELANIE FELICIANO
As University students trudge along the
cobblestone paths to Main Campus during
winter, many wear coats, boots, earmuffs and
but are not necessarily the most interesting
Some dread the
frigid walk, but oth
ers walk in warmth
and style sporting
unique head gear.
Hats are different,
and show individu
ality. Hats stand out
because they boast a
variety of styles,
shapes and colors.
According to Internet fashion pages, cor
duroys and browns are dominating this
season’s styles; winter hats are complement
ing this trend. Puffy, chef-style hats in vel
vet, fleece or corduroy material in rich dark
colors are popular for women, while men’s
styles haven’t changed much from the usual
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Nore, who declared his candidacy Sunday, said
being officially recognized would help publicize his
name and platform. “I will be holding organizational
meetings to inform students about my campaign, ” he
To become recognized by the University, a group
must meet four criteria, Assistant Director for Student
Activities John Curtis said.
■ The group must provide a statement of purpose
or a constitution with bylaws.
■ Officers of the groups must be full-time, regis
tered UNC students.
■ The group must have a faculty adviser who is a
full-time University employee.
■ The group must have full, open membership
without discriminating against race, sex, sexual orien
tation, veteran status, age, national origin or disabil
Once a group submits an application, a Carolina
Union committee makes a decision to grant recogni
tion within five working days, Curtis said. “It usually
only takes about 24 horns, but sometimes certain
circumstances prolong the process,” he said.
Recognized student organizations have an advan
tage over other groups in that they can legally use
campus buildings for functions, Curtis said. Official
groups can apply for student fees and have greater
access to the staffs of the South Building and the
Carolina Union, he said.
Annie Shuart, elections board chairwoman, said
she did not encourage candidates to form recognized
groups because it complicated the elections process.
Shuart said she thought such groups gave candidates
an advantage over their opponents. “If I were a candi
date and I found out two weeks after losing that the
victor had been University-recognized, I would be
upset,” she said.
This campaign season marks the first time a candi
date has opted to become recognized. Shuart said she
thought the groups would create confusion in the
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Council member JOE
CAPOWSKI said an
interim zoning policy
“I think it is a
long way off simply
for practical rea
said. “Asa conse
quence, I really
don’t think we need
or want an interim
Pat Evans agreed
with Capowski and
said rezoning the
land was not needed
at this point in time.
“I have the
Town’s best interest foremost in my mind,
and I don’t think rezoning this right now
has the Town’s best interest,” Evans said.
Along Franklin Street, stores sell a variety
of winter hats. Mia, for instance, sells a black
fleece hat with a small lavender rose on the
front. Itisaspecialhatbecauseitis handwoven
by Mayans in Guatemala’s Western high
lands. They weave the hats out of Polartech
recycled fleece. Fifty percent of the fleece is
composed of melted-down plastic bottles.
For skater-types, Rock Art offers three
similar styles of hats made of different mate
rials : the slinky Sleestack constructed ofloose
knit yam woven like soft chain mail; the beige
Mohair; and the Orion beanies. All fit snugly
on skaters ’ heads so that they can move freely,
unaffected by cool North Carolina breezes.
By far, the best selection of hats is at
Anjana’s. While these hats may not offer the
best head and ear coverage, they definitely
provide a fashion-conscious person with
unique style choices.
Offerings include a white beret with soft,
fuzzy fibers; a hat with a floppy brim of red
violet, crushed velvet; another in the charac
teristic puffy-chef style, which fastens to the
head by a turquoise, yellow and orange band;
and many others ordered from New York and
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“Recommendations from the planning
panel will not recommend utilities near
these residential areas.”
The Town Council resolved to recom
mend a proposal for interim zoning, 6-3.
Council Members Capowski, Evans and
Lee Pavao voted against the resolution
requesting the town to develop the pro
posal for interim zoning.
The Council also voted to refer a resi
dents’ petition about zoning to the Univer
The town recommends the University
not to place utilitarian facilities on the
Williams property which would conflict
with residential areas, the resolution states.
Capowski said the Council had asked
Chancellor Michael Hooker to rewrite a
letter that would affirm the University’s
Marcie Wily, a senior English major, displays headgear at Anjana's on Franklin
Street on Monday. Hat wearers tend to be more creative during chilly weather.
California, said employee Marcie Wily, a
senior from Durham.
Despite the season’s fashion trends, both
men and women on campus and around
Franklin Street are defining fashion for them
selves. The University campus is speckled
with long stocking hats, knit cone-head hats
and those infamous Russian-styled hats.
Lindsay James, a sophomore from Greens
boro, is the proud owner of a rather versatile
winter hat she bought in Asheville. It looks
like a bright, multi-colored, rolled-up con
dom; hence her nickname, “Condomhead.”
It can also be turned inside out into a
purple hat with the multiple colors still show
ing around the rim. She said sometimes she
turned up the rim for the “added arabic look,”
or simply took it off to use as a bag.
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“Ithink its important to
continue our collaborative
effort with the University. /
think we, as council members,
owe it to the town to put in
place an interim zone. ”
Town Council Member
promise not to develop the Williams land
until April 1996.
A similar letter, affirming that the Uni
versity would not develop the tract, was
writtenlastyearby former Chancellor Paul
Sophomore Mitch Bennett of Dallas,
Texas, wears a fuzzy, “mostly dark-colored,
but not depressing” hat to keep warm. He said
he lifted up the big, wooly ear flaps to feel as
if he could fly. There is a picture of a “Mad
Bomber,” the hat’s name brand, on the back.
“It has an uncanny resemblance to the
‘Unabomber,’” he said.
Justin Marks, a junior from Rochester,
N.Y., said his hat gave him the confidence to
make it through the day. It is a yam, cone
shaped hat with lilac, yellow and periwinkle
colors set on a black background. Its out
standing characteristic is a tassel hanging on
“I keep my hair so short that my melon gets
cold pretty quick,” he said. “It keeps my ears
nice and toasty for the walk up to campus.”
Students react to 16-fL tall Tar
Heels in the Dean E. Smith Center.
Mayor Waldorf said she planned to talk
with Hooker this week about the promise
not to develop the land as well as the
petition for rezoning.
The UNC-Chapel Hill Planning Panel
is looking at all options regarding develop
ment of the land, Pavao said.
“There is very good dialogue between
Johnson, Johnson and Roy Inc. (the Uni
versity-hired consultant firm), the Univer
sity and the planning panel,” he said.
The Council plans to work closely with
the University regarding all future devel
opment of the Williams property, the
Council’s resolution states.
The council will hold public hearings
on the rezoning of the Horace Williams
tract in April.
Abortion Debate Still
Alive 23 Years After
Roe vs. Wade Decision
■ In historically pro-choice North Carolina,
abortion-rights activists are dealing with new
legislation limiting access to abortions.
BY GREG KAHN
While the Supreme Court delivered a decision preventing
Pennsylvania from enacting a strict set of restrictions on who can
receive abortion funding Monday, anti-abortion protesters gath
ered in Washington on the 23rd anniversary of the Supreme
Court’s 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision.
Among the 60,000 protesters were Republican congressional
members and Norma McCorvey, “Jane Roe” from the Roe vs.
Wade case, who shocked pro-choice activists last year by an
nouncing her opposition to abortion rights and joining the anti
abortion group Operation Rescue.
Speakers at the march spoke of the importance of the coming
election; the Associated Press reported that Rep. Steve Stockman,
R-Texas, said, “Bill Clinton is an abortionist, and we need to get
him out of the White House today.”
The 23rd year since the decision was a difficult one for abor
tion-rights activists, with both North Carolina and the federal
government placing a variety of restrictions on the controversial
Both fire U.S. House and Senate have passed bills banning a
type of late-term abortion; while the ban will have little effect due
to the rarity of the procedure, it will be the first federal restriction
of abortion since the 1973 decision. President Clinton has said he
will veto any legislation restricting access to abortion.
Anti-abortion activists were mote successful with state govem-
See ROE VS. WADE, Page 2
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■ Carrboro resident Joe
Richmond was named Arts
Coordinator for Carr Court.
BY JENNIFER ZAHREN
Carrboro police officers and former
mayor Eleanor Kinnaird joined Carr Court
residents Monday to plan a children’s arts
program aimed at eradicating crime and
drug trafficking in low-income neighbor
Participants in the Can Court Commu
nity Center gathering also celebrated the
installment of Joe Richmond in the newly
created position of Arts Coordinator.
“Not only do we want to involve these
kids in art activities, but we want them to
become more aware of and involved in the
community,” Richmond said.
Richmond, a former Transportation
Advisory Board member and campaign
worker for Kinnaird, said he would con
tinue to bring area artists to the neighbor
hood once a week, and would increase the
number of field trips to cultural events.
Funding came from a grant to the
Canboro Arts Councilby the GrabelFoun
dation. The arts program’s budget is
$30,000 over a period of three years.
The arts program is part of a three-year
old effort by town officials to rejuvenate
Carrboro’s dilapidated and drug infested
“With community policing, plans to
construct anew community center to house
the arts program, a Head Start program
and recreational facilities, we are really
changing the way neighbors relate to each
other,” Kinnaird said.
Kinnaird said improvements to the area
were noticeable in the everyday lives of
“The neighborhood is being changed
back to what it was before all of the drugs
came in,” she said. “Residents are not
afraid to walk the streets, children can play
safely on the playground and the people
here can sleep at night without hearing
screams and gunfire.”
With oneyear ofworiring the Carr Court
and Broad Street neighborhoods tinder his
belt, Carrboro Police Officer Peter Lannon
said he would be reluctant to leave as the
results of his hard work are beginning to
“I’ve told my superior twice I’m not
interested in being promoted,” Lannon
that wouldn’t be fair to these people.
They trust me now because they’ve seen
I’m willing to take so much of my time to
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