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Carolina Review request not fulfilled
■ Two conservative groups
asked for funding totalling
more than $75,000.
BY DEANNA WITTMER
The Student Government Finance
Committee denied two conservative cam
pus groups the more than $75,000 in
funding for the fall semester they origi
At its meeting Wednesday night, the
committee debated for over an hour and
one-half whether to give the Carolina
Review the $35,000 it requested, but in
the end the publication received just
$1,300. Common Sense, which brings
conservative speakers to campus, origi
nally asked for $43,120, but amended the
request to $8,620. They received no funds.
“We have every responsibility to make
‘Tobacco grower’ N.C. might sue FDA
■ A lawsuit challenging the
new FDA regulations could
be filed later this week.
BY WENDY GOODMAN
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
The battle lines have been drawn in
the war on tobacco, and neither side is
inching closer to a compromise.
N.C. Gov. Jim Hunt says he ada
mantly opposes nicotine’s classification
as an addictive drug. He says the classifi
cation would be devastating to the state’s
economy because tobacco is North
Carolina’s number one cash crop.
But President Bill Clinton disagrees,
saying the Food and Drug
Administration’s new regulations are the
only way to stop teenagers across the
country from lighting up at a young age.
Other opponents say the lawsuit will
only add to the heaping number of suits
that have been filed by other state gover
nors, tobacco growers and companies.
Regulations that could destroy the
backbone of the state and the livelihood
of its people cannot be allowed, Hunt
More than a quarter of a million people
in the state derive their income from the
sales, manufacturing or fanning of to
bacco, said Ernie Seneca, a spokesman
forthe Department of Agriculture. Farm
ers across the state make an average of $1
Low fat, high price: diet
habits linked to income
■ Americans of lower
are less healthy.
BY CHARLES HELLWIG
While Americans’ eating habits have
improved over the last 30 years, a study
released by the UNC School of Public
Health on Wednesday suggested that the
improvement falls along socioeconomic
“Lower socioeconomic status blacks
and whites have not increased their
healthful consumption at the same pace
(as higher socioeconomic groups) and
now lag far behind the higher-income
groups,” said Barry Popkin, UNC pro
fessor of nutrition.
The report, which covered the period
from 1965 to 1991, looked at total diet
content and broke new ground. The study
compared dietary trends among blacks
and whites of varying socioeconomic sta
tus and included responses from over
The responses came from three sepa
rate U.S. Department of Agriculture sur
veys from 1965 to 1991. It was the first to
examine major dietary trends over time
for the nation as a whole and the first to
look at differences among races and in
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sure student fees are well-spent," Rep.
Michael Holland, Dist. 6, said. Student
Congress had $19,585 to appropriate at
the start of the meeting.
Review publisher Bill Heeden repre
sented both the Review and Common
Sense. “I’m more than aware we won’t
get what was promised, ” he said when he
spoke to the committee. “Any funding
we receive is helpful."
Last spring former publisher Charlton
Allen withdrew the Review’s request for
funding, saying student government did
not respect the right to free speech.
Holland called the Review’s request
an “absolute fantasy,” and cited the
Review’s poor quality as a reason not to
grant its request.
“I want to see that a publication pro
duces something that articulately ex
presses a particular viewpoint and ex
presses it well,” he said. “This is not
conservative versus liberal; this is quality
versus a waste of time.”
billion a year on their tobacco crops.
North Carolina doesn’t want to lose
this source of revenue.
Hunt announced a week ago that the
state would file a lawsuit to halt the new
FDA regulations. The lawsuit is still pend
ing and is expected to be filed later this
Hunt has vowed to press on and put an
end to what he calls “devastating regula
“We have a big stake in this decision
to regulate tobacco as a drug and we are
going to fight the federal government
every step of the way,” Hunt announced
in the middle of a tobacco field in
Greenville last Wednesday.
When Hunt asked the state attorney
general to file a lawsuit, he noted that the
state can pursue several options. North
Carolina can either join another state’s
lawsuit, or it can file a suit on its own as
a “tobacco grower.”
The state is considered a tobacco
grower because it owns 138 acres of to
bacco through N.C. State University,
Seneca said. This tobacco crop is worth
about $195,000 a year.
John Conley, a professor at the UNC
School of Law, said the state had suffi
cient legal standing to file a suit as a
“If N.C. State University has tobacco
—because it is a state-owned institution
—then the state is a tobacco grower,”
See TOBACCO, Page 2
Popkin said their findings were both
positive and negative. “All groups in
creased intake of lower-fat food products
and decreased intake of higher-fat prod
ucts,” said Popkin.
In the 1960s the researchers were sur
prised to learn that lower-income blacks
and whites actually consumed a healthier
diet than higher-income blacks and
whites. The researchers attributed this to
the fact that poorer people could not
afford the more expensive foods with
Over 30 years, the trend reversed.
Anna Maria Siega-Riz, research assis
tant professor and co-author of the study,
said, “It is alarming that... among lower
socioeconomic groups, we are not seeing
enough shifting to the types of foods
being recommended for reducing obe
sity, heart disease and cancer risk.”
When asked why the higher and lower
socioeconomic groups have flip-flopped
over the past 30 years, Popkin said,
“Higher-income, higher-educated groups
(were) in a position to take a much greater
ad vantage of information that came from
the media about diet and health and
(had) greater access to the better quality,
more healthful foods."
Pamela Haines, associate professor of
nutrition and co-author of the study, said
she believed that many lower-income
Americans shied away from fruits and
vegetables because they were often more
expensive than othertypesoffood. Haines
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Jan Boxill spoke about her
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In the past, the Re view has printed the
same articles repeatedly and has printed
unneccesary copies of the publication,
This spring, the Review received na
tional attention when it printed an issue
with a cover deemed to be anti-semitic by
many. The magazine, distributed the
night before student elections, portrayed
then-Student Body President candidate
Aaron Nelson with horns and a pitch
Heeden said his organizations were
not treated fairly by the committee.
“Whatwe witnessed was biased, given
what we had to go through to get fiinding
for the Re view. If every group was held to
the scrutiny the Carolina Review and
Common Sense were, there would be an
abundance of student fees for distribu
Common Sense did not present
enough information to the committee
about how they would use the money,
BY ERICA BESHEARS
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
Last week Gov. Jim Hunt had to de
cide which was more important: state or
When he an
nounced last week
that North Caro
lina would sue the
Food and Drug
over tobacco regu
lations, he chose
governor of a to
bacco state was
criticizing the ac
tions of a Demo
for state Senate
said she understood
Bill Clinton. But what do other N.C.
Democrats think about Hunt’s decision?
“I think the governor would be doing
it whether the president was a Republi
can or a Democrat, ” said Elaine Marshall,
See REACTION, Page 9
Anthony Alston, a junior from Siler City, takes a break Wednesday afternoon
for some Chick-fil-A chicken at Lenior Dining Hall.
emphasized the importance ofthese foods
and recommended people try nontradi
tional sources of produce. “Consumer
taste preferences traditionally do not in
clude fruits and vegetables, ’’ Haines said.
All three doctors agreed that money
was a major factor in influencing taste
preferences. The government spends
money on nutrition education. Food cor
porations spend money on advertising.
“The key is reaching children with a
healthy diet, and as times have changed,
we haven’t had the (government) re
sources to change the message,” Popkin
Late nights and anew
routine have freshmen
feeling the wonders of
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“The way you get speakers is you
make contact with the speakers and find
out how much they charge,” Holland
said. “We don’t as a general rule give
money to groups with no clue.”
Committee members said other cam
pus publications operate on much smaller
budgets than the one the Review pro
posed for itself.
“We’re supposed to be funding things
that are reaching students,” Holland said.
The finance committee also heard re
quests for funding from several campus
groups, including the UNC School of
Pharmacy Senate, the Cellar Door, the
Arnold Air Society and the Black Stu
These groups mostly received full ap
proval of their funding requests. The full
Student Congress will now vote on the
appropriations at their Sept. 11 meeting.
Marva Hinton contributed to this story.
Catherine Gamon, a field director for the council on International Education Exchange, provides information and
advice to Matthew Carroll, a freshman from Charlotte, at the Study Abroad Fair. See story page 3
The report did show that higher-in
come blacks and whites are getting the
message about eating right.
The researchers said nutritionists are
concerned over the “Snackwell Syn
drome, ” or people eating more of a snack
because it is lower in fat content.
"Nutritionists fear that people will
choose to eat a nonfat potato chip over an
apple,” Haines said. Many people also
see low-fat foods as an excuse not to
exercise and again miss out on better
health. Popkinsaid, “Allinall.thisshows
a positive trend, but we have a long way
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Iraqi planes challenge
no-fly zone, turn away
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON U.S. military
strikes against Iraq left Saddam Hussein
“strategically worse off,” President Bill
Clinton said Wednesday, but Iraqi forces
still challenged American air patrols in
the newly expanded “no-fly” zone over
Clinton, speaking with reporters in
the Oval Office, declared the twin U.S.
cruise missile strikes against Iraqi air
defense sites this week a success. They
had been sparked by Saddam’s attacks
on the Kurds in the north.
“I’m satisfied this mission hasachieved
the objectives we set out for it,” Clinton
said in his first assessment of the U.S.
moves, which included enlarging the so
called “no-fly” zone in southern Iraq.
Saddam now “knows there is a price
Council race heats up as
state employee enters ring
BY MEEGANP. SMITH
A state employee formally announced
her intentions to seek the vacant Chapel
Hill Town Council seat Tuesday.
Town attorney Ralph Karpinos con
firmed that Louise Stone, director of
publications for the N.C. Department of
Labor, became the second resident to
submit an application for the vacant town
council seat. Stone’s application follows
that of Edith Wiggins, UNC interim vice
chancellor for student affairs.
Stone has been a resident of Chapel
Hill for five years. She described herself
as a “pragmatic liberal,” and “pro-edu
cation, pro-arts, pro-environment and
Before relocating to Chapel Hill, Stone
was heavily involved in city government
in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.,
including managing various campaigns
and serving on school boards.
Although she has only lived in the
area for five years, she said she was cer
tain her experience in city government
would help her serve the town council
“Everyone is faced with the same
problem of crime and education,” she
said. “Some problems are common to
the city and the village.”
One local issue that Stone has been
concerned with since she moved to
Chapel Hill is that of development and
the loss of greenspace. “lam opposed to
policies that would destroy the quality of
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to be paid for stepping over the line, ” the
president said. “He is strategically worse
Even so, Iraqi forces confronted U.S.
flyers twice as they began their patrols
Wednesday over the expanded “no-fly”
zone that Washington unilaterally de
An Iraqi air defense radar site illumi
nated an Air Force F-16 with its signal, a
potential precursor to firing a surface-to
air missile. The “Fighting Falcon” re
sponded by unleashing an anti-radar
missile, and the site went silent, Defense
Secretary William Perry told reporters.
Two Iraqi MiGs also apparently tried
to “lock on” to U.S. jets conducting a
routine patrol, but turned away as they
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life in Chapel Hill,’’she said. “Thegreen
ing of our town must not be replaced by
the browning of overdevelopment.”
Currently, Stone serves as a member
of the Durham Arts Council and the
N.C. Jazz Foundation.
The seat the two women are compet
ing for was left vacant by the death of
four-year council member Barbara Booth-
Powell, who died July 7 after a lengthy
battle with cancer. She was noted for her
involvement within the minority com
munity and her support of the unem
Chapel Hill Mayor Rosemary Waldorf
said race would be an important factor
when the council considers the appli
Ideally, Waldorf said she and other
members of the town council sought to
appoint someone who would reflect the
diversity of the Chapel Hill population
and interests. “It is essential that we ap
point an African American,” she said.
Karpinos said applications were still
being received. “There is still another
week before the deadline,” he said.
Karpinos said that an individual inter
ested in the council seat must be “a quali
fied voter and resident of the town not
otherwise ineligible to hold public of
Stone, Wiggins and any other appli
cant will appear before the council at the
Sept. 25 public hearings. At the hearings,
all applicants will make a brief presenta
tion to the council. An appointment might
be made at that same meeting.