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Students question Columbus Day
celebration with protest, speeches
BY SARA YAWN
Everyone knows that in 1492, Colum
bus sailed the ocean blue. But they may
not realize the point one activist group
was trying to get across in the Pit on
“You give honor to a man that ruined
This is how Tammy Stegall, a fresh
man from Macon and a member of Un
heard Voices, described the observance
of Columbus Day, a holiday honoring
the day Christopher Columbus landed in
Unheard Voices, a division of Caro
lina Indian Circle, gathered in the Pit on
Monday to protest the celebration of
Columbus Day and its implications.
The demonstration began with the
reading of a proclamation written by
“A woman wants an abortion like an animal in a trap wants to gnaw its leg off”
Mimi Every, director of Pregnancy Support Services
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Top 5 Campus Issues
The Daily Tar Heel conducted an
intercept poll of 395 people on
campus from Sept. 10 to Sept. 15 to
determine which of 24 issues were
most important to the University.
Schools and education
Balancing the budget
Council to hear proposal
to move McDade House
BY MARY-KATHYRN CRAFT
A task force will offer a way to save the
McDade House from demolition when it
presents suggestions at Wednesday
night’s Chapel Hill Town Council meet
Terri Swanson, chairwoman of the
task force and member of the Historic
District Commission, said the group
agreed that moving the house from its
current location behind University Bap
tist Church on Franklin Street to across
the street was the best option.
University Baptist owns the property
where the house is located, but it wants to
use this property to build an addition.
Swanson wrote a letter to May or Rose
mary Waldorf that explained the house
would be bought and moved by Tom
Heffner, a local real estate appraiser.
According to the letter, if the town
leases Heffner the property, he would
move the house across Franklin Street to
Municipal Lot 5. He also planned to fully
restore the house and landscape the sur
Despite worries about the structural
stability of the house, council member
Carolina Indian Circle in October 1991.
“The Carolina Indian Circle does not
think it is appropriate to celebrate a time
and event that marks the beginning of
death and oppression of millions of their
ancestors and relatives,” said Carmel
Paleski, a sophomore from New Haven,
Conn., and a member of the group.
“We mourn the continued oppression
of indigenous political, social, economic
and spiritual institutions that is still being
perpetrated by the descendants of the
European invaders,” Paleski said.
The demonstration was also designed
to show that Native American culture is
still alive, said Linwood Watson, a se
nior from Kenly and a member of Un
Traditional music, dancing and prayer
highlighted the demonstration. Stegall;
Christie Chavis, a freshman from High
Point; Norman Chavis, a senior from
Looking past the politics of abortion
Catherine doesn’t mind her work,
even if it means looking into the
eyes of sad, confused women.
They come to her asking for guid
ance in making a decision that has been
politicized by the national debate on
Catherine works at A Triangle
Women’s Health Clinic, the only abor
tion clinic in Chapel Hill. The clinic sees
an average of 40 to 50 women each
week, several of whom are college stu
The women who enter the clinic’s
homelike atmosphere are often unsure
of their next move.
“There are so many fears and
thoughts going through these girls’
minds that they need someone to just be
there for them when they come in here, ”
Catherine said. “We try to make pa
tients feel as comfortable as we possibly
Even activists on the other side of the
abortion debate say it is difficult to watch
patients deal with the decision.
“A woman wants an abortion like an
animal in a trap wants to gnaw its leg
off,” said Mimi Every, director of Preg
nancy Support Services, a Christian
based, nonmedical group located on
BY WENDY GOODMAN
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
Mark Chilton said moving it was not an
“We would take a look at (the task
force’s plan) and consider financial im
plications and opportunity cost to the
town to give up a space,” he said.
Chilton said he thought the building
was important to the town’s history and
should be preserved if possible.
“It is a significant building,” Chilton
said. “If we can find a way to reasonably
(move) it without a great cost to the
town, then we should look into (the task
Swanson said the Historic District
Commission, the Chapel Hill Preserva
tion Society and University Baptist
Church agreed moving the house was the
best solution to prevent demolition.
“Since we can’t keep (McDade House)
on its original site, which is what we
would like to do, we had to come up with
alternatives,” she said.
Swanson said she expected the coun
cil to refer her letter’s suggestions to the
town staff. “We would like the process
completed as quickly as possible, but I
have been told it might take a couple of
months for it to come back on the council’s
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Sophia; and Chasity Oxendine, a fresh
man from Fairmont, also read from Na
tive American authors to express the
group’s opinions. Unheard Voices also
offered an open microphone for anyone
to share their views.
Student opinion on celebrating Co
lumbus Day was mixed. Some students
said the group was emphasizing the nega
tive aspects of relationships between
Native Americans and other races, espe
“I think it’s good that they are express
ing their feelings about Columbus Day,”
said Shirley Chong, a freshman from
Fayetteville. “I don’t think it’s right for
them to approach it in a negative man
Nicole Forbes, a freshman from Bos
ton, Mass., agreed with Unheard Voices.
She said celebrating Columbus Day was
similar to “celebrating genocide.”
Every’s group, which encourages ab
stinence, offers free pregnancy testing
and counseling both forpregnant women
and women who have terminated preg
“We do indicate to (a woman) that
we feel abortion is not in her best inter
est,” said Every, whose group doesn’t
provide abortions. “We tell them that if
they choose abortion, it’s very perma
nent. They can’t change their mind."
A Triangle Women’s Health Clinic
also offers free pregnancy tests and free
follow-up appointments, in addition to
Catherine said counseling sessions
provided an important service since
women are immediately presented with
the available options—everything from
adoption to abortion.
Counselors ask patients to look at the
whole picture, not just at abortion,
But she added, “Once they’ve made
the decision to have an abortion done,
then we think they shouldn’t have to sit
around and wait.”
The clinic requires patients to submit
a birth control plan before they leave, so
they will not be trapped in the same
Women are also given the phone
numbers of workers at the clinic in case
Sexual harassment suit costs Duke $600,000
■ The lawsuit will not
affect Duke University’s
sexual harassment policy.
BY CHARLES HELLWIG
Duke University felt the sting of sexual
harassment last week when a Durham
jury awarded more than half a million
dollars to an employee who sued the
A jury awarded Sarah Joan Watson
$605,100 in damages, holding both Bobby
Dixon, her former supervisor, and Duke
Duke has to pay SIOO,OOO in damages
for personal injury stemming from
Watson’s emotional trauma and $500,000
in punitive damages.
Dixon will have to pay $5,000 in dam
ages and SIOO for an assault charge.
Watson had asked for more than a mil
lion dollars in combined damages.
Watson, currently a Duke Hospital
cafeteria worker, alleged in her case that
Dixon grabbed her and rubbed against
her, drew suggestive pictures of her and
physically assaulted her when she worked
for him in the Duke Sterile Processing
Watson’s attorney said Duke was re
sponsible for the harassment because
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Members of Unheard Voices, a division of Carolina Indian Circle, protest Columbus Day in the Pit on Monday. Students
read a proclamation stating Christopher Columbus' arrival began the oppression of Native Americans.
A Triangle Women's
in the Chapel Hill
area, many other
offices that provide
and pregnancy tests
are within driving
distance. The sole
abortion clinic sees
about 40 to 50
women each week,
many of whom are
they need to talk to someone.
Both groups said the most important
part of the process dealt with this one
A woman needs someone who won’t
judge her and someone who is compas-
Dixon was not fired and the policy was
inadequate. Dixon denied Watson’s al
legations, and his lawyer questioned her
The jury also issued a stem statement
to Duke as part of the decision.
“The jury would like to suggest that
Duke University change and improve its
policies regarding sexual harassment and
reporting thereof, as well as improving
its training of employees on the same.
“It was evidentthat no one completely
understood the policy,” the jury stated in
a memorandum released with the deci
Duke officials say the verdict will have
little effect because the university has
changed its policy on sexual harassment
since Watson first filed the lawsuit in
Myma Adams, vice president for in
stitutional equity at Duke, dismissed the
impact of the decision on the current
“The jury’s ruling will not necessarily
prompt the university to modify its ha
rassment policy,” Adams said.
“Policies are always subject to review
and our policy itself calls for periodic
School officials will not say that the
lawsuit triggered anew policy, but Duke
did make major changes two years after
it was filed.
“In June of 1994, our sexual harass-
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sionate, Every said.
Some patients have not made a deci
sion about their unplanned pregnancy
and others have already terminated the
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“The jury would like
to suggest that Duke
University change and
improve its policies regarding
sexual harassment and
reporting thereof. as well as
improving its training of
employees on the same. ”
in sexual harassment case
ment policy was revised significantly,
with major changes from the old policy,”
said A1 Rorsiter Jr., director of Duke
“These changes were a result of a long
process of examination and study,” he
Judith Scott, UNC’s sexual harass
ment officer, said the decision would not
likely have any effect on UNC.
“We always take a look at what we’ve
got, and anytime there is new informa
tion or events relating to sexual harass
ment we examine it.
“But as I understand it the policy at
Duke is quite different from ours and,
therefore, this shouldn’t have any effect
on our policy.”
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■ Franklin Street may have
changed, but it remains an
integral part of Chapel Hill.
BY STACEY TURNAGE
Next time you venture onto Franklin
Street, imagine how it must have looked
20 years to 30 years ago. You would’ve
been among endless tables of crafts,
leather goods and incense.
For a stretch, look back 50 years when
incoming students descended on Franklin
Street for all their college necessities be
cause there was no mall.
It was its own quaint little village with
a special charm that kept businesses there.
Many fear the Franklin Street of yes
terday has disappeared, and with it the
charm and Chapel Hill’s hometown feel
Joel Harper, president of the Chapel
Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce,
said he felt the present day Franklin Street,
despite its modem-day commercialism,
still added to the town’s charm.
“The Franklin Street of today has ev
erything to do with the charm of Chapel
Hill. Most communities would love to
have a vibrant, active downtown like
Franklin Street,” he said.
Harper said it was hard to define what
charming was and where Franklin Street
fit into that definition, because it was
“It’s a different kind of charm than
what was present in the ’sos and even the
’Bos, and in the year 2006, it will be
charming still, but in a different way than
today,” Harper said.
Some people fear the addition of sev
eral national chains on Franklin Street
causes the street to lose its quaintness.
However, small business owners such as
Missy Julian-Fox, owner of Julian’s, and
Shelton Henderson, owner of Shrunken
Head Boutique, said they were not con
cerned by the attraction of big business.
“I like to see different (businesses)
come through. Besides, Franklin Street
has not changed,” Henderson said.
Julian-Fox, who spent her childhood
working with her father in Julian’s, said
she realized new businesses were bound
to make their mark on the downtown.
“I know that Franklin Street will not
always be the way it was when I grew up
on it, and that is okay as long as it retains
a value and a purpose,” Julian-Fox said.
Julian-Fox said she wished students
would rethink their shopping habits be
fore they dismissed Franldin Street and
headed to the nearest mall.
“In traveling all over the world, I have
never found a place quite like Franklin
Street,” she said. “I love the village atmo
sphere and charm, but we all have a
responsibility to maintain it."
Henderson said no matter who you
asked in the state, they always knew
where Franklin Street was. "Franklin
Street is ‘the street,’ the only street that
people drive for 100 miles or farther just
to walk down.”