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Review Withdraws Request for Student Fees
■ The controversial
publication removed itself
from the budget process.
BY JAMIE GRISWOLD
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
The Carolina Review withdrew from
the Student Congress Finance Committee’s
spring budget hearings Friday because stu
dent government did not respect First
Amendment privileges, Carolina Review
Publisher Charlton Allen said Sunday.
“We feel that student government and
Student Congress are antagonistic to First
Amendment principles,” Allen said.
In an e-mail message sent Friday to
Student Body Treasurer Nathan Darling,
Congress Speaker Roy Granato, Finance
Committee Chairwoman Julie Gasperini
and Speaker Pro-tem James Kilboume,
Allen stated that the Review was with
drawing immediately frombudget proceed
ings. V :
Last semester, congress allocated $4,
289 of student activities fees to the publica
tion. An issue can cost anywhere from
Cunningham Presses for Stipends
For Next Year’s Student Leaders
BY SHARIF DURHAMS
After a failed attempt to establish a
stipend for the speaker of Student Con
gress last semester, the executive branch of
student government will propose a stipend
for the speaker, student body treasurer and
student body president.
Student Body President Calvin
Cunningham said he would try to establish
a $2,400 annual stipend for the student
body president when he submitted his an
nual budget request March 16. A $1,200
per year stipend for the speaker of congress
and the treasurer will also be in the budget.
The stipends, if passed, would go into
effect next year.
Cunningham said the stipends were
CAA Fails to Turn In Request for Funds
BY BRONWEN CLARK
After coming under fire last semester
for discrepancies in its financial records,
the Carolina Athletic Association failed to
submit a budget to the Student Congress
Finance Committee for its annual budget
process, committee chairwoman Julie
Gasperini said Sunday.
“The CAA turned in nothing,”
Gasperini said. “They will be at an ex
treme disadvantage during subsequent
Because of changes to the way Student
Congress allocates student activity fee
Students participate in the Dance for Heart benefit held Saturday in the Student Recreation Center.
The aerobic session demonstrated easy, low-impact ways for students to stay healthy. See story, page 4.
Free Speech on Free Speech
ACLU President Nadine Strossen speaks
on campus tonight days after a court
victory over Internet censorship. Page 3
$450t0 s9ooto pub
lish, Allen said.
“We have deter
mined that we have
the financial re
sources to see us
through until there
is in place a student
other student fee
that respects free
dom of speech,
press, and associa
tion,” Allen’s mes
sage stated. “Do not
fear, our magazine
will continue to pub-
said the Review would
solicit funds from
conservative leaders in
lish for years to come.”
Allen said he would lobby conservative
political leadinthe state forthepublication’s
Student government officials announced
Wednesday that student fees would not be
used to pay for the latest edition of the
Review, which depicts Student Body Presi
dent-Elect Aaron Nelson with horns and a
pitchfork on its cover. The issue has drawn
fire from student and Jewish leaders, who
of the time student
commit to their
with our positions
that it’s hard for us
to take on another
job,” he said.
Expenses such as
parking when meet
ing with members of
the General Assem
bly and purchasing
necessitate a sti-
could make $2,400.
pend, Cunningham sqid.
“The largest expense is you cannot take
money, 80 percent of congress’ budget will
be distributed through the annual spring
budget process. Congress may allocate up
to 10 percent of the remaining money in
the fall and the remaining 10 percent in the
spring. Gasperini said if the CAA, which
normally requests around $20,000 per aca
demic year, were to tty to obtain subse
quent finding in the fall they would likely
not receive such a large amount.
“There is a much smaller pot in the
fall,” she said. “If they want their whole
budget, SIO,OOO per semester, if they come
to us in the fa 11... that ($ 10,000) is between
one-third.and one-half of our budget.”
Gasperini said she had made every ef
Dance Your Heart Out
Nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could.
Chapel Hill, North Carolioi
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19,1996
have called the drawing and cover story
Darling, who made the decision to deny
student fee funding for the issue after con
sulting with Student Body President Calvin
Cunningham, Gasperini, and Student Ac
tivities Fund Office Director and former
Review Adviser Harold Brubaker, said he
was not surprised that the Review had
withdrawn from budget proceedings.
“It’s a decision they’ve made within
their group,” Darling said. “I won’t say
I’m surprised with the way events have
been as of late.”
Granato said he was baffled by the
Review’s decision but was glad the publi
cation had withdrawn from budget pro
“It was a very pompous e-mail mes
sage," hesaid. “Groups like (The Carolina
Review) should not get student fees.”
Gasperini said she was pleased that the
Review had been able to withdraw its fund
ing request because the Finance Commit
tee has been encouraging student groups to
take responsibility for their own funding.
“It’s good to hear that groups are now
See REVIEW, Page 6
expected to be here working for the stu
UNC-CH is the only school in the UNC
system that does not pay its student body
president a stipend. John O’Quinn, stu
dent body president at N.C. State Univer
sity, said he received a stipend of $2,400
per year and the student senate president
and student body treasurer both received
“The stipends are reasonable,” O’Quinn
said. “The student body is getting a bar
Student Body President-Elect Aaron
Nelson said he would need a stipend be
cause he could not continue his job as a
resident assistant for Mangum Residence
See STIPEND, Page 2
fort to keep deadlines flexible and to ac
commodate groups who had submitted
only partial applications for funding. How
ever, Gasperini said she had received noth
ing from the CAA.
Gasperini, who has served on the fi
nance committee for three years, said the
CAA had always participated in the spring
"It is especially bad with a group that
big if they don’t go through the budget
process, ” she said. “It really surprised me.”
Neither lan Walsh, the current CAA
treasurer and a candidate for CAA presi
dent, nor CAA President Anthony Reid
could be reached for comment.
Campaign finance reform is a hot
topic with legislators as they hit the
campaign trail. Page 5
Lack of Hate Clause in Code
Prevents Honor Court Case
BY JAMIE GRISWOLD
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Several students have approached
Student Attorney General George
Oliver to express their concern about
the latest edition of the Carolina Re
view, but Oliver said on Sunday that
the Honor Court could not take action
against the Review or its publisher.
The cover of the Review, which de
picts Student Body President-Elect
Aaron Nelson with horns and a pitch
fork, has drawn fire from student and
Jewish leaders, who have called the
drawing and its accompanying article
“We don’t have a hate speech clause
(in the Student Code),” Oliver said.
“What (the Review has) done is pro
tected as free speech.”
Here Today... Gone Tomorrow
The snowy weather Friday brought unexpected visitors to UNC.
This snowman near Cobb Residence Hall enjoys the cooler temperatures.
Holds Up Student on Campus
■ Police are investigating two
muggings, one at Cobb Residence
Hall and one at Fraternity Court.
BY NICK DONOVAN
Two armed assaults and attempted robberies took
place on campus this weekend, according to Univer
sity police reports. However, police said they did not
know whether the crimes were related.
A 20-year-old female resident of Cobb Residence
Hall was assaulted and had her purse wrestled from
her at 2:21 a.m. on Saturday before police officers
apprehended two suspects who were later charged
with the crime. Approximately 25 hours later at 3:25
a.m. on Sunday, six people were robbed at gunpoint
and one was seriously injured near Fraternity Court on
South Columbia Street. “We don’t know that these
crimes are related, and, although they are under fur
ther investigation, I don’t bet that they were,” Univer
sity Chief of Police Donald Gold said.
Police arrested two students from Hillside High
School in Durham for the assault near Cobb. A 17-
year-old male was charged with common law robbery
and with possessing a weapon on campus, police
reports state. Juamane Rashod Parker, 18, was also
UNC housekeepers are fighting for
better wages and improved
working conditions. Page 13
However, Elections Board Chair
woman Annie Shuart said the Review
may have violated elections laws if the
picture of Nelson on the cover was sto
Nelson said he thought the cover
picture was copied from one of his cam
paign posters. “It’s a scan-in from the
picture poster we made,” Nelson said.
Shuart said she did not know how the
Review had obtained a photograph of
Nelson unless it had stolen one of his
She said it was a violation of elections
laws to take down a candidate’s posters
without his or her permission because
the posters were the candidate’s per
sonal property. But she said the law only
applied to posters hung on campus.
Nelson said he was not currently tak
ing any action against the Review.
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Cloudy; high mid-40s.
Tuesday: Windy, chance of rain;
■ An MBA student was
charged with the first-degree
murder of his pregnant wife.
After six weeks of investigation, the
state’s chief medical examiner ruled Thurs
day that Karen Boychuk’s death was a
In an autopsy released Friday, Dr. John
D. Butts stated that Boychuk died of head
trauma caused by repeated blows to her
skull with a blunt object. Boychuk also
sustained a fractured pelvis, fractured ver
tebrae, a broken nose, and cuts and braises
to her face, legs and groin, all the result of
a fall from a Cary Parkway overpass Dec.
31, thereport states.
Butts said Sun
day that he did not
Boychuk, 31, was
beaten before or af
ter she fell 45 feet to
a grassy embank
ment under the
bridge. She was 18
when she died.
Boychuk, 33, a sec
ond-year student in
was arrested and charged with his wife’s
murder Jan. 23. The University suspended
Boychuk following his arrest. He is being
held without bond in the Wake County
Jail. District Attorney Thomas Ford has
been awaiting the results of the autopsy to
determine if the state will seek the death
Boychuk told Cary police that he and
his wife were victims of a hit-and-run acci
dent New Year’s Eve, clipped from behind
while walking on the bridge around 7 p.m.
Boychuk said he was knocked unconscious,
police reports state.
When he came to, he said, he found his
wife dead under the bridge. Frantic, he tan
to their nearby apartment complex for help,
he told police.
Early in their investigation, though, Cary
police suspected William Boychuk mur
dered his wife, according to the medical
examiner’s report. After an initial autopsy,
Wake County pathologist Dr. Gordon
LeGrand summarized the investigators’
theory, stating that, “the couple likely had
an argument on the bridge that resulted in
the wife’s falling face forward.”
LeGrand indicated in the report that
police did not believe the hit-and-run story.
“The most likely scenario at this time is
that the husband struck her several times in
See BOYCHUK, Page 6
charged with common law robbery and with obstruc
tion, resistance and delay of arrest after he was found
hiding in a drainage ditch near Mclver Residence Hall.
According to reports, Parker had fled when the
initial arresting officer called for backup. Police recov
ered a shotgun from the suspect’s car and a screwdriver
from the scene of the crime. According to Gold, one or
both of the weapons may have been used in the assault.
University Police arrested three suspects for the
assault near Fraternity Court. “There may be a fourth
suspect that has not yet been apprehended, but as of
now we’re not sure,” Gold said.
Fletcher Ray Barbee, 27, of Chapel Hill, 20-year-old
Joseph Corbett of Chapel Hill, and a 17-year-old male
of Pittsboro were arrested and charged with armed
robbery and assault with a deadly weapon causing
injury. Merritt was also charged with possession of a
stolen handgun, reports state. The suspects allegedly
attempted to rob six victims, inflicting severe lacera
tions on one, whom police report was under the influ
ence of drugs or alcohol at the time. None of the victims
were students, according to reports.
“We are fortunate that officers responded as quickly
as they did, and although arrests were made, people in
this community should realize that they can’t take their
safety for granted,” Gold said. “The fact is that there
are people who come to this community looking for
anyone vulnerable to victimize, and we should all be
aware of that.”
will be held until a
court date is set