Women’s crew to become UNC’s 28th varsity sport
BY JENNIFER PENDER
Women’s crew will become the
University’s 28th varsity sport during the
1997-1998 academic year, following the
Athletics Advisory Council’s unanimous
vote to recommend the addition.
Athletic Director John Swofford made
the official announcement Friday after
“We’re very pleased to add women’s
crew as part of our program,” Swofford
stated in a press release. “Adding this
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Sean Kelly, a junior from Durham, draws a crowd with his juggling act at
Chapel Hill's Festifall street fair Sunday.
■ The two presidential
candidates took aim at each
other and policy matters.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Clinton and Bob Dole clashed vigor
ously over the role of the federal govern
ment, tax cuts, Medicare and the strength
of the economy Sunday night in a prime
time debate critical to the Republican
challenger’s comeback hopes.
Standing just a few feet apart on a red
carpeted stage, Clinton and Dole chal
lenged each other again and again during
a 90-minute showdown that ushered in
the final month of the campaign.
Their fast-paced exchanges were of
ten pointed and ranged from the causes
of rising teen drug use to the role of the
' "I trust the people, the president trusts
the government,” Dole said in trying to
cast the incumbent as a liberal hiding
behind conservative election-year rheto
ric. Dolepointedly recalled thepresident’s
1994 health-care initiative “he wanted to
impose on the American people.”
I Clinton ignored the criticism but of
fered a vigorous defense of what he said
Was carefully targeted government activ
ism. He cited banning certain assault
weapons and making it harder for ciga
rette companies to target children.
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program will present some financial chal
lenges, but we feel it is the appropriate
decision for the overall good of the Uni
The decision ends months of applica
tion procedures from members of
women’s crew, which is currently a club
Greg Corasiniti, president of the crew
club sport team, said the decision to cre
ate a varsity women’s crew team did not
mean that the women’s club sport team
would be dissolved.
“The varsity team won’t affect the
Debating the presidency
President Bifl Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole sparred in
their first debate Sunday night Among other things, the two touched on
Medicare, drugs, campaign finance reform and foreign policy.
“I HAVE WORKED TO SUPPORT our country as the world's
strongest force. We have worked hard for peace and freedom.
We've also stood up to the new threats of terrorism.'
Bill Clinton, defending his foreign policy decisions
THIS IS NOT A WALL STREET tax cut This is a family tax cut;
this is a Main Street tax cut... I want toe government to pinch
pennies for a change - not the American people.'
Bob Dole, defending his l&percent tax cut plan
years ago let’s keep it going,” he said,
taking credit for 10 million new jobs.
Dole, clearly nervous in the debate’s
opening minutes, disagreed. Under
Clinton, he said, “Americans are work
ing harder and paying higher taxes. ” Dole
recalled Clinton’s own admission that in
1993 he “had raised taxes too much.”
Clinton held fast to his assertion that
the “Dole-Gingrich” 1995 Republican
budget would have devastated Medicare.
Dole retorted: “Stop scaring the seniors,
Mr. President. ” He said the GOP budget
increased spending on Medicare.
Dole vigorously promoted his $548
billion tax cut plan, saying it was time to
put more money in the pockets of Ameri
cans. “I want toe government to pinch
pennies for a change instead ofthe Ameri
can families,” Dole said.
Clinton called it a “$550 billion tax
scheme” that would either make the defi
cit explode or require unacceptable cuts
in Medicare and education.
Dole also took aim at Clinton’s for
eign policy. “Saddam Hussein is better
off than he was four years ago,” Dole
What I don’t like about politics is that no matter who wins , you lose.
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club team, except maybe through equip
ment use and recruitment,” he said.
Women’s crew captain Lucienne
Papon, a junior from Princeton, N.J.,
said the varsity team recognition was
well-deserved. “We’re really excited be
cause about 70 women on the team train
eight times per week and travel all over
the East Coast.”
The dedication is necessaty, Corasiniti
“The women’s team attended
women’s east regatta and competed
against about 50 other varsity teams,”
Residents mark beginning of fail with fest
BY ROB NELSON
For the 24th straightyear, Chapel Hill
residents ushered in autumn with abang.
More than2o,ooopeople flooded West
Franklin Street yesterday as part of this
year’s Festifall celebration.
Sponsored by the Chapel Hill Parks
and Recreation Department, the event
exposed the community to a wide variety
of exhibits, food, music and entertain
ment, said Mike Loveman, the
“This is a great way to bring people
together,” Loveman said. “The street
fairs and the Fourth of July are the big
gest events we handle.”
The department also coordinates
Apple Chill, another fair held on the third
Sunday in April.
One of Sunday’s events included a
performance by the Central Carolina
Bahai Youth Workshop, agroup of lOto
18 year olds who entertained the crowd
with dance routines and poetry readings.
The group’s coordinator, Lee Wood,
said the theriie of the group's work was
about brotherhood. “Through our work,
we are trying to show the unity of man
kind,” she said.
Chapel Hill High School’s cheerlead
ers, marching band and color guard also
performed for the crowd. Band director
Steve Bingham used the opportunity to
urge onlookers to support the arts in
“It seems as if music programs are
always the first to be cut or the last to be
funded,” he said.
said. Further, Dole said Clinton had been
too soft on Communist regimes in Cuba
and North Korea. Clinton countered that
the criticisms were off base.
Clinton had some sharp criticism of
his own as the president sought advan
tage heading into the campaign’s final
month. After Dole accused Clinton of
being in the pocket of trial lawyers who
have contributed millions to his cam
paigns, Clinton said Dole had sided with
the tobacco companies when the admin
istration tried to block cigarette sales to
minors. He also said Dole and House
Speaker Newt Gingrich had “let pollut
ers come into the halls of Congress and
rewrite the environmental laws.”
“That’s not true,” Dole shot back.
Dole also said he was on record 30 years
ago pushing for warnings on cigarette
labels —and said drug use among teen
agers had doubled during Clinton’s term.
The president said he took some re
sponsibility for that and vowed to keep
fighting teen drug use. Recalling his
youngerbrother’s drug addiction, Clinton
said, “I hate drugs, senator.”
Corasiniti said. “The varsity team will
give the University and the South an
opportunity to expand rowing.”
Corasiniti and Papon said varsity rec
ognition might attract more women from
the North, but they emphasized that cur
rent team members would still have the
opportunity to be on the varsity team.
However, the team will have to hire a
The Department of Athletics should
not have any problems finding a coach,
Papon said. “They’ll probably get 100
resumes from coaches who’d kill for a
Local radio station WRTP held a con
test in which winners drawn from a raffle
were given free compact discs or cas
settes. Station manager David Moore
said it was important for WRTP to be at
Festifall. “This is a real family event and
we are a family station,” he said.
Representatives from the Orange
County Democratic Party were also on
hand, passing out campaign materials
for President Bill Clinton, U.S. Senate
candidate Harvey Gantt and several oth
Headquarters Manager Sharon
Worthington said the response from the
public was excellent. “This is the best PR
we have in the fall,” she said.
Festifall was organized by Carol
Walbom, who has coordinated both
Festifall and Apple Chill for seven years.
Walbom said this year’s event varied
from previous years because it targeted a
different audience. “This year we have
more activities that are geared toward
children and teens,” she said.
About 180 booths were set up for this
year’s Festifall, slightly less than last year’s
to allow for easier crowd access to the
fair, Loveman said.
Planning for this spring’s Apple Chill
is already underway, Walbom said while
pointing to a stack of applications for
She said Festifall and Apple Chill were
great events because they bring together
people of different colors and ethnicites.
“We are so fortunate to be able to take
advantage of our diversity at this fair,”
she said. “It is the best of what Chapel
Alumni donate $1 million for new building
A donation of more than $1 million
has been made by the J.R. Hyde Family
Foundation to be put toward the con
struction of anew building for the Insti
tute for the Arts and Humanities.
The donation was given on behalf of
Pitt and Barbara Hyde, both graduates of
the University, and it includes both cash
and construction management services
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coaching position here,” she said.
With the addition of women’s crew as
a vanity team, the 1997-1998 athletic
association’s budget may include a $lO
increase in student athletic fees. “The fee
would be used to support women’s crew
because it is not a revenue-producing
sport,” saidDirectorof Athletic Business
and Finance Martina Ballen. She em
phasized that if the fee proposal were
denied, there would be other alterna
The University and women’s crew
team must meet certain NCAA criteria,
Festifall crowded, yet peaceful
BY AARON LEVINE
Thousands of people crowded West
Franklin Street yesterday for Festifall,
and despite the large turnout the festival
went by without a hitch.
Carol Walbom, arts and events coor
dinator for the Chapel Hill Parks and
Recreation Department, which spon
sored Festifall, said somewhere between
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for the building.
“It’s a wonderful donation and very
generous on their part, and it shows their
love for the University and for the Col
lege of Arts and Sciences,” said Stephen
Birdsall, dean of the College of Arts and
Currently located in West House, the
institute has been on campus since 1987
and is responsible for bringing faculty
members together to pursue projects.
Construction on the new institute begins
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including rules for scholarship alloca
tion. With the addition of women’s crew
as a varsity sport, the scholarship alloca
tions for women athletes in 1997 could
possibly increase by $150,000, according
to athletic association reports.
The NCAA will begin sponsoring a
national championship in women’s crew
in the spring of 1997.
The club sport team has a boathouse
and several boats that the varsity team
might be able to rent, Corasiniti said. The
price of a boat ranges from SB,OOO to
$25,000, depending on the style.
25,000 and 30,000 people attended.
“It was one of the best fairs ever in
terms of attendance,” she said.
Lieutenant Tim Pressley ofthe Chapel
Hill Police Department said anytime such
a large crowd gathered there were secu
rity concerns. “Occasionally wewillhave
problems with larceny, people stealing
stuff since vendors don’t pay too much
See FESTIFALL, Page 2
in 1998. It is expected to be occupied
before the end of 1999.
“The new building is something that
we’ve been working towards for a num
ber of years, and we’re delighted to be
well on our way with that,” Birdsall said.
The institute is expanding its mission,
and erecting anew building will provide
much needed space, Birdsall said.
“The institute has outgrown its cur-
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