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Volume 103, Issue 142
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UNC Drops Devils With Late Rally
UNC’s Serge Zwikker (45) and Antawn Jamison (33) converge in the lane
as Duke's Ricky Price launches a shot during the Tar Heels' 73-72 victory.
Aid Office Reassuring Students
Worried About Tuition Increase
This story is the first in a two-part series dealing with the impact of
tuition hikes and federal cuts on student financial aid. The next story will
focus on graduate students.
BY DAWN PRINCE
Students who qualify for need-based financial aid will receive
a tuition grant to offset the S4OO increase if they apply for financial
aid, the director of the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid said
The office will use 45 percent of the tuition increase to create a
pool from which it will draw tuition grants for students with the
The office has instituted several new tactics in their attempt to
combat the confusion caused by the increase and the federal
budget crisis. The office is calling next week Financial Aid
Awareness Week, and has been telephoning last year’s financial
aid recipients with a reminder of the March 1 priority deadline and
advertising the deadline with posters on campus and in The Daily
Representatives from that office will have information tables in
the Student Union to hand out financial aid forms and answer
One common question from students who have contacted the
office was whether their financial aid packages for this semester
would arrive on time. Students were concerned that they would be
delayed due to federal government shutdowns, Morris said.
Morris was able to reassure students, she said, because the
University’s Contracts and Grants Office managed its money well
in order to absorb the shock for students.
Financial Aid Awareness Week will highlight little known
information about financial aid such as the new look of the
Financial Aid Application (FAA) put out by the College Board.
The form is now called the Financial Aid Profile and looks a little
different. Students will recognize its questions, which have only
been slightly revised.
This form must be accompanied by a filing fee of $19.95 and
can be picked up in the financial aid office. The Free Application
for Federal Student Aid will be mailed out to all of last year’s
recipients, as always, although it might arrive later than usual as
a result of the federal shutdowns.
Students who were not former recipients but wish to file the free
application this year can pick up copies at the information tables
Wanna Laugh? Pick Up a Duke Chronicle
It’s always humiliating for a Dookie when their team falls to the ever
better UNC team. But some Dookies are hurting more than others on this
fine morning, and the staffers of The Duke Chronicle are hurting the
most Take a stroll over to the lovely gothic campus and pick up a copy
of today's issue. Following a traditional agreement, the Dookies have
printed their masthead in Carolina blue, announcing (grudgingly) that
Dean Smith is still God. There is justice.
You don’t have to fool all the people all of the time; you just have to fool enough to get elected.
Busted at the Bars
ALE agents made an unusually
high number of arrests in Chapel
Hill over the weekend. Page 3
■ The FAA (Financial Aid Application) is now called
the Financial Aid Profile.
Information about the Financial Aid Process:
■ The priority deadline is March 1.
■ Loans should not be affected by the federal
■ Low-income students are eligible for assistance
with the S4OO tuition hike.
■ The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid offers
a free computer scholarship search.
SOURCE; UNC OFFICE OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT AID DTH/HEATHER LEWIS
and in the financial aid office. The S4OO increase may make some
students not formerly eligible for aid eligible this year.
Students may also be concerned about allocations for next
year’s aid. Although the University has not been notified of its
federal allocation, Morris said she is not concerned because
financial aid awards are always based on the previous year’s
“I don’t want to downplay the seriousness of the federal
shutdowns (their impact on financial aid), but I honestly don’t see
it yet as a disaster. Until the reconciliations are finished we can’t
really talk about those issues,” Morris said.
She said her main concern has been the processing of next
year’s financial aid forms. Students who turn in those forms by
March 1 will receive priority over students who turn them in later.
Morris is also concerned about Pell Grants for next year. A
proposed U.S. House bill would raise the amount of the maxi
mum Pell Grant by SIOO, but would also raise the minimum grant
from S4OO to S6OO.
According to a report by the U.S. Department of Education,
that increase would eliminate awards for more than 228,000 low
income college students. A study done by the Office of Scholar
ships and Student Aid estimated that such an increase would
eliminate awards to 138 UNC students, but those students are on
the lower end of the need schedule.
However, loans affect a larger number of college students than
grants. A report by the College Board indicated that loans now
comprise 56 percent of federal, state and institutional student aid,
up seven percent over the past decade.
Morris said students should not worry because federal loan
programs should not be affected too severely. He also said even
though the grace period for paying back Stafford Loans may be
eliminated, it would cost students only six months’ interest.
Chapel Hill, North CaroHM
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1,1996
Gov. Jim Hunt filed to run for re
election Wednesday. Hunts says it
will be his last election. Page 9
It was inevitable that the Tar Heel fans
would storm the floor.
After all, North Carolina had trailed by
12 points going into the second half.
After all, former UNC center Rasheed
Wallace encouraged the celebration from
North Carolina .. 73
was, after all,
to think it was our players, but our crowd
definitely helped us win the game,” UNC
coach Dean Smith said.
“The better team didn’t win.”
Indeed, the eighth-ranked Tar Heels
looked sloppy, uncoordinatedand justplain
bad at times, but
feisty UNC (16-
4, 7-1 in the
back in the final
Virginia Tops UNC
See Page 11
13 minutes of Wednesday night’s thriller
at the Smith Center and edged the Blue
Devils (12-8,7-1) 73-72 in front of a rowdy
crowd of 21,572.
The contest felt eerily familiar in its
waning minutes. UNC trailed by four at
the 1:13 mark until an Ademola Okulaja
tip-in cut it to one.
Crowds of UNC students stormed the floor following Wednesday's game. The
win marked the Tar Heels' sixth consecutive victory over Duke.
Deja vu, UNC-Duke style. After all, the
two rivals have a history of down-to-the
Sophomore sixth-man Steve
Wojciechowsi hit a long trey at the other
end to put the lead back at four, but UNC
countered with a 3-pointer by its own sopho
more guard, Shammond Williams—over
Duke lead: down to one.
After an official timeout, UNC got the
ball back on an alternate possession called
when Wojciechowski’s pass to Chris
Collins hit Collins’ hands and went out of
UNC got the ball down to its paint, but
senior guard Dante Calabria fumbled it in
the lane, and the ball ended up in the
battling grips of Collins and Williams.
Duke tried to call a timeout, but the
officials looked to the possession arrow.
“If we get that timeout, maybe we win
the ballgame," Duke coach Mike
They didn’t. With little more than 17
seconds left, Calabria tapped in a Serge
Zwikker miss. Advantage, Tar Heels.
Duke took a timeout, and Ricky Price
launched a baseline prayer at the other
end, but the shot was short.
It was the Tar Heels’ first one-point win
See MEN’S BASKETBALL, Page 4
Sports commentator Dick Vitale tosses a signed copy of his book to a fan. Vitale was at the Bull s Head Bookshop on
Wednesday to sign copies of his new book. He also was in town calling the UNC-Duke basketball game.
Vitale Signs Books, Jokes With Fans
BY MELISSA STEELE
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
The line wound around barriers in an
attempt to keep the impatient crowd in
some sort of order as they waited to have
their books signed by Dick Vitale. While
waiting, someone in the crowd yelled, “ Go
Devils!” Vitale’s ears perked up.
“Oh, God, I got a Dookie here trying to
wake up the crowd,” Vitale said. “I’m
gonna have to kill that sucker.”
Even as he scribbled messages and
signed his name a few hundred times in a
row, Vitale’s exuberant personality still
showed through. He made jokes and small
talk with his fans.
He tried to act as Cupid, too. In between
signing books, Vitale spotted a guy and a
girl “flirting” in line.
"Uh-oh, here comes Ms. Personality,”
he said when she reached his table. He
inquired as to whether they wanted to go
on a date that night. “I’ll give you S2O, and
you can go out to dinner,” he said. The
couple missed out on a free night on the
Five pairs of candidates ready
themselves for the race for Senior
Class president. Page 2
Lifts Tar Heels
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
He wanted to leave the floor amid
the screaming cheers of the Smith
Center. Fotthis was Duke, the game
he’s waited to play all season.
But with 4:13 left, North
picked up his
fifth foul. So
with his tape
trying to con
pened. It was
his game only
had 23 points and 14
fouling out with 4:13
remaining in the game.
minutes before. He had dominated
the the heart of Duke’s defense for
29 minutes. But with a little extra
body on a loose ball, his day was
“It was real hard for me to sit on
the bench after a play like that,”
Jamison said. “But I know I can
count on my teammates when I’m
on the bench.”
With 6.5 seconds remaining,
Jamison’s trust was honored, as
Dante Calabria followed a Serge
Zwikker miss to give UNC a 72-71
See JAMISON, Page 4
town because the girl had a boyfriend.
Even though the line seemed to move
quickly, new people tagged on the end
throughout the signing session. Erica
Eisdorfer, an employee at the Bull's Head
Book Shop said close to 500 people at
tended the book signing.
About half way through the signing,
Vitale’s second marker was running out of
ink. “That line’s still there?” he asked.
Students and adults wound their way
through the line, books and newspaper
articles in hand. They asked for dedica
tions to their parents, boyfriends and for
as birthday gifts and asked Vitale to write
notes such as “Happy Birthday, Baby”. He
signed most bools with “Go Heels!" and
his famous scrawl of an autograph.
Later in the afternoon, a Dick-Vitale
sound-alike contest was held in the Bull’s
Head. However, due to the time change of
the contest, only three contestants showed.
Mark Kaley, a freshman from Greens
boro, made the first impersonation.
“It’s a slam fest. It's a jam fest. It’s
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Friday: Rain, sleet: high 30s.
■ The 22-year UNC veteran
claims Lawrence Gilbert
defamed her character.
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
HILLSBOROUGH - A former re
search analyst in the Department of Biol
ogy testified Wednesday that Associate
Vice Chancellor Lawrence Gilbert distrib
uted a defamatory memo about her one
week after firing her in May 1991.
Wilma Hanton, a UNC employee for
22 years, said Gilbert, then biology depart
ment chairman, fired her after she accused
him of plagiarizing her research data in an
article he published in 1991.
Mark Dorosin, one of Hanton’s attor
neys, said Gilbert’s memo stopped his
client’s career in its tracks. “It destroyed
her reputation, held her up to ridicule and
created contempt among the people who
were her peers,” he said.
Hanton saidheruseofthe department’s
electron microscope facility caused ten
sion. She said she was fired after defying
regulations on use ofthe microscope, which
was purchased in 1984 with money from
the National Institutes of Health.
According to Hanton, she made a bio
logical discovery during research in March
1987 and agreed to collaborate on a study
with Gilbert. In 1991, Hanton learned that
a dissertation completedby one ofGilbert’s
doctoral students and an article published
by Gilbert both contained her data. Nei
ther document credited Hanton, she said.
On April 18, 1991, Hanton reported
that her office had been broken into and
that data had possibly been stolen. Hanton
said she filed an administrative complaint
with Gillian Cell, dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences at that time. The com-
See HANTON, Page 2
awesome with a capital ‘A’,” he said.
Nick Beard, a junior from Atlanta, GA,
was the second contestant and described
the first time he met Vitale at an autograph
signing session. “(Vitale’s) excitement
makes it interesting for anyone else watch
ing the game,” he said.
The third contestant, Morgan Green, a
freshman from Wilmington, gave his im
personation of Vitale calling a UNC game
and describing Dante Calabria’s action on
the court. “Give that boy some Windex,”
he said. “He’s cleaning the board!”
The contest ended in a three-way tie, the
contestants winning a copy ofVitale’sbook.
There seemed to be some extra excite
ment in the air during Vitale’s visit due to
the anticipation of the Duke-UNC game.
One of the students waiting in line asked
Vitale for an extra favor.
“I’m a little nervous about the game
tonight, Dick,” he said. “Just for good
luck, can I mb your head?” With good
humor, Vitale leaned his balding head down
and let the guy rub it as his friend snapped