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High Voter Turnout Key for CAA, Senior Class Hopefuls
Students to Decide CAA Fate
In Nore, Walsh Tie-Breaker
BY SHARIF DURHAMS
Seth Nore and lan Walsh not only have to fight one another for
the presidency of the Carolina Athletic Association, they have to
fight against an expected low turnout at the polls.
“Apathy is definitely our biggest oppo
nent,” said Walsh.
The race for the CAA presidency ended
in a tie last week with each of the candi
dates receiving 1565 votes. John Sanders,
former director of the Institute of Govern
ment, said no race in recent memory has
ended in an exact tie.
Equally hardworking staffs led to the even outcome of the
general election, Nore said.
“People who have been helping us out have done terrific jobs, ”
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■ Numerous citations
resulted from Thursday’s
crack down on seven bars.
BY JENNIFER ZAHREN
Because of the recent series of crack
downs on local bars by Alcohol Law En
forcement agents working with the police
and fire departments, prospects for under
age drinkers downtown are narrowing.
In the ongoing effort to rid area bars of
underage drinkers, a combined force of
Alcohol Law Enforcement agents, Chief
of Police Ralph Pendergraph and Chief
Fire Marshal Joe Robertson swept through
downtown Chapel Hill Thursday night.
The cooperating forces busted seven local
establishments for violations of ABC laws
and fire codes.
“Traditionally, the ALE, police depart
ment and fire department have worked
hand in hand as a team because a lot of our
objectives are the same,” ALE District
Supervisor John Simmons said. “This is
very effective downtown because we all
have the backup we need.”
Players was cited for not properly mark
ing usedliquor bottles. Despite claims from
Players co-owner Marty Hensley to the
public and media that the bar has not been
charged with violations of ABC laws in the
past two years, ABC Board attorney Mel
issa Owens said the bar had amassed five
charges since November.
The ALE cited Last Call, Droopy’s and
Cheap Shots for sales of alcohol to minors.
“TTie citation came as a huge surprise,"
Cheap Shots co-owner Valerie Latridis said.
“This has never happened to us before
because we have always tried so hard to act
in total compliance with the law and to
supply a safe environment.”
Although the club’s doorpersonnel do a
said it is often difficult to detect fake forms
“It is an especially bad situation when
someone presents a fake I.D. at the door
but shows the ALE theirreall.D.,” Latridis
said. “If the agent or officer doesn’t search
them for the fake, then we get in trouble for
serving a minor alcohol when we were
doing the best job possible. ”
Geoige Latridis, also a co-owner of
Cheap Shots, said the problem was not
necessarily the citation, but other bars’
seemingly disregard for the law.
“Because I’m so scared of receiving just
one violation, I have a number of off-duty
police officers patrolling the dub plus two
bouncers at the door and that makes for
extremely high labor costs,” he said.
For bars violating ABC laws, the range
of possible punishments varies from a writ
ten warning to a revocation of their alcohol
permit, ABC Board representative Mike
“If it appears that nothing is happening
to an establishment who has violated ABC
laws, remember that there are many hoops
in the court system to be jumped through, ”
“It’s like if you are going down the road
and issued a number of speeding tickets,
but you still might not have your license
revoked for another year. ”
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ACLU President Nadine Strossen speaks at Memorial Hall Monday night. Strossen said censorship
of pornography may actually violate women's rights.
Student Stores Selling Lecture Notes Through Private Company
■ The new service requires
instructors’ consents before
offering notes to students.
BY JAMES LEWIS
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS EDTOR
Despite a fire storm of controversy about
a local business offering class notes to stu
dents in 1993, many University professors
are welcoming anew lecture note service
provided through UNC Student Stores.
Starting in January, Student Stores in a
joint-venture with Tar Heel Notes, a pri
vate company, offers class notes for 26
large lecture classes on campus.
The private note service has operated at
Cornell University for about a decade, and
opened its only other Operation at UNC
this spring. The note service employs gradu
ate students or teaching assistants in the
classes and then sells the notes to UNC
Student Stores, who in turn sell the notes to
students. “Basically, they sell the notes to
Student Stores at wholesale,” said John
Jones, director of UNC Student Stores.
In the past, note taking services, such as
Class Notes located in the Nationsßank
Plaza, have drawn fire from professors
who argued selling class notes promotes
poor class attendance and raises legal di
lemmas about whether businesses are un
fairly making money on lectures.
Jones said UNC Student Stores began
the program only with the understanding
that instructors would agree to the system.
“We made that a precondition that
only with faculty approval would we sell
Tar Heel Notes,” he said. “For any notes
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Chapel Hill North Caroliea
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20,1996
Student Election Run-Offs
Carolina Athletic Association President
■ Establish the '5 p.m. rale' prohibiting anyone
from camping out for tickets before Friday classes
■ Gather student input on planning Homecoming
■ Consistently update CAA web page.
Katie McNemey ft Minesh Mistry
■ Develop a Senior Class web page.
■ Sponsor music groups from aR genres.
■ Create Externships matching Alumni and
Seniors for Experience (EASE) to allow
seniors to spend several days in the office
of an alumnus in their field of interest.
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that we sell, I have to assume that faculty
Stephen Birdsall, dean of the College or
Arts and Sciences, said he was more ac
cepting of this service because they re
quired an instructor’s permission before
publishing their notes.
“I think if an instructor sees this as an
aid to the students, then there are a number
of definite advantages,” he said. “If they
want to contract with the firm, then I think
it’s more between the students, the faculty
and the firm.”
Birdsall said students solely relying on
others ’ notes on a long-term basis wouldbe
doing a disservice to themselves. “I think
the use of notes of somebody else —whether
they are commercial or not —if it’s a long
term exercise, it undermines a good deal of
the education the student seeks,” he said.
Gina Mahalek, course material man
ager for Student Stores, saidTarHeelNotes
were provided to supplement students’
learning. “Many students are finding it
much easier to study the typewritten and
organized notes,” she said. “They allow
students to be more interactive in the class. ’’
To date, Jones said about 450 students
subscribed to the note service. One set, a
semester’s worth, of the notes costs $32.
Matt Jacobs, a graduate student in the
history department, who is a TA for His
tory 18, said he was paid about sl2 per
lecture to take notes for the service. “All I
do is type up the lecture notes, so its really
kind of easy way to make a few extra
dollars,” he said. “From a TA standpoint,
it’s not a bad idea. I haven’t made up my
Physics professor Lawrence Rowan said
he agreed to allow the service to offer notes
1996 Student Elections
I Improve publicity of CAA events.
■ Establish a CAA advisory board.
■ Evaluate and improve Homecoming queen selection
■ Establish student focus groups stowing students to
Senior Class President
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Carla Gaskins, a freshman from Lenoir, fills out a subscription for Tar Heel Notes at Student Stores Monday.
Tar Heel Notes are offered as an alternative to Class Notes and are handled through a private vendor.
to his class because he hoped it would be
beneficial to students. “I hope that it’s
they do get the notes, it augments their
Udell Robbins ft Amelia Bruce
■ Soficit Senior Class gift ideas from as many
students and departments as possible.
■ Sponsor a monthly fafi dinner series.
■ Organize a Senior Class trip.
I Hold Senior Class fund raisers in partnership
with a local charity.
Strossen: Pornography Not
To Blame for Oppression
■ The president of the ACLU said
Monday night that censorship is
detrimental to women’s rights.
BY CRISTINA SMITH
Censoring pornography will do more harm than
good when it comes to women’s rights and equality,
said the president of the American Civil Liberties
Union Monday night.
Nadine Strossen defended First Amendment rights
of expression in front of an audience of more than 200
people at Memorial Hall.
Strossen said her recent book “Defending Pornog
raphy” provided an argument contrary to the notion
that if one is to be a feminist, one must support the
censorship of pornography. “lam not willing to hand
over the power of censorship to anyone,” Strossen
“This is wrong,” Strossen said, adding that any
censorship is a violation of freedom of expression,
which will hurt rather than help the fight for women’s
dignity, autonomy and equality.
“Just as free speech has always advanced women’s
rights, the converse is true,” Strossen said.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Strossen be
came the first woman to serve as president of ACLU
Strossen gave credit to the anti-pornography, pro
censorship feminists who have raised public aware
ness and consciousness of gender issues, but added
that the only way they could have done it was by
utilizing their free speech rights.
Rowan said it was too early in the se
mester to tell if they had actually aided
students, and he would decide later if they
were of benefit to him and his students.
Economic professor BooneTurchi, who
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Freshman Bronwyn Bedient will
face off against two other students
on Jeopardy tonight. Page 3
McNemey, Robbins Face Off
In Today’s Senior Class Race
BY MARVA HINTON
Should the president of the Senior Class focus on diversifying
their administration, or is expanding the scope of the office more
Juniors will decide the answer to this question today when they
vote in the run-off election for president
and vice president of the Senior Class.
Ladell Robbins and Amelia Bruce
will face Katie McNemey and Minesh
Mistry in the run-off election. Robbins and Bruce have focused on
making the office of Senior Class president and vice president
more diverse while McNemey and Mistry have focused on ex
panding the role of Senior Class officers to play a more active role
in University government.
Robbins, an economics major from Goldsboro, said he and
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“People use the word pornography to describe
anything they don’t like,” Strossen said. Women can
look at the same image, she said. Some will find it
liberating and empowering, and others will find it
disgusting and degrading, she said.
Defining pornography and indecency is virtually an
impossible task, Strossen said. “We are dealing in an
extremely subjective realm,” she said.
Strossen referred to the recent passing of the Tele
communications Act as a prime example of the prob
lem in defining “obscenity” and how censorship will
limit, rather than encourage equal rights for women.
Accordingtotheact, transmitting information regard
ing abortion or reproductive issues is illegal and pun
ishable by up to four years in prison and a $750,000
The ACLU has challenged the provision, along
with the act’s decency regulations, in federal court,
claiming it is unconstitutional. Strossen said the
ACLU’s attitude toward pornography was like its
attitude toward hate speech, that of opposition to
censorship. “Equal rights are not, in fact, advanced by
censoring hate speech,” she said.
Strossen said focusing attention on pornography as
the reason for violence against women deflects the
attention torn the actual cause of discrimination and
devaluation of women.
Strossen said placing the blame on the porno
graphic material displaces the responsibility from the
men who actually commit the crimes. She said blam
ing pornography provides a scapegoat for perpetra
tors, and validates an argument that they too are
victims of pornography.
“It blames the book, it blames the picture, ” Strossen
said. “There is no actual evidence that pornography
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teaches Econ 10, said he had refused to
allow Tar Heel Notes to supplement his
lectures for pedagogical reasons. He said,
“I felt that note taking in itself was an
important part oftheeducational process. ’ ’