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Volume 6, Issue ffl b
Friday, January 21, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By ROSEMARY OSBORN
Demonstrations, vigils, newspaper ads and
other activities are being used by pro- and anti
abortion groups across North Carolina to com
memorate the 10th anniversary on Saturday of
the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.
Although Roe vs. Wade, the decision legalizing
abortion, will be 10 years old tomorrow, the issue
remains emotionally and politically volatile.
Pro-abortion groups want to stop at an early
stage any attempt to overrule Roe vs. Wade in
Congress. The groups are also working to protect
state funds for abortions for the poor.
Anti-abortion groups seek a constitutional
amendment banning abortions. Because such an
amendment doesn't seem possible for 1983, the
groups have decided to lobby in the N.C. General
Assembly in an effort to end state funding of
The N.C. Coalition for Choice, a Raleigh
based group with 46 member organizations,
began 10 days of activities last Thursday with a
community luncheon in Charlotte and a news
conference in Greensboro. Seeking to give its im
age an all-American flavor, the group adopted
the logo of an apple pie surrounded by the words:
"Choice: American as Apple Pie." The coalition
plans to deliver an apple pie to each itate legis-
lator when lobbying for the abortion fund.
The Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights,
an affiliate of the Coalition for Choice, along
with the National Organization for Women,
bought a full-page newspaper ad in the Raleigh
News and Observer. The ad contained a simple (
wording of the Roe vs. Wade decision and about
The N.C. Right to Life Chapter is organizing
bus and van loads of North Carolinians who will
travel to Washington, D.C. for a Friday night
vigil and a Saturday "March for Life" down
Pennsylvania Avenue, followed by congressional
The Greensboro chapter plans a vigil outside
an abortion clinic and is planning an ad for a
local newspaper. Greensboro Mayor John Forbis
has declared Jan. 16-23 "Right to Life Week."
Pro-abortion groups have planned a silent vigil
and procession to be held at noon Saturday at the
Franklin Streets post office. The vigil will be
followed by speeches by Robert Seamore, pastor
of Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church, and
State Representative Anne Barnes, of Chapel
While many state-wide activities are planned
Saturday, Chapel Hill's Carolina Students for
Life can be seen picketing in front of North
Carolina Memorial Hospital almost every Wed
nesday morning a they protest the hospital's
weekly abortion clinic.
UNC student Chris Kremer, president of the
group, said that although the group has never
persuaded a woman to leave the hospital without
having an abortion, protests would continue in
hopes that legislators will take notice and help to
bring legalized abortions to an end.
"By picketing the hospital, we hope that we
will be able to get doctors and nurses to refuse to
perform abortions," Kremer added.
Kremer said his group's efforts have drawn
mixed reactions. "Nurses have said unkind things
to us, but one family life doctor congratulated us
on our work," said Kremer. "I got one threat
over the phone earlier this school year."
Members of Carolina Students for Life are part
of a nationwide movement to abolish legalized
While Carolina Students for Life is a very small
campus anti-abortion group of about 100
members, national organizations who share their
concerns boast very large memberships.
The American Life Lobby of Stafford, Va., is
one such organization. The group has amassed
108,000 members since its inception three and
one-half years ago.
Operating with a budget of $1.5 million, the
group is working to develop its programs at the
grass-roots level in all states. The group's primary
goal for 1983 is to have legislation passed re
moving government funding for abortions.
While members of the American Life Lobby
would like legislation banning abortion, Judy
Brown, a spokesperson for the group said they
did not expect such legislation in 1983.
Brown added that her group was interested in
changing America's moral outlook. "We're
stressing chastity education in the schools," said
"Our group is also involved in sidewalk coun
seling outside abortion centers."
Less vocal groups such as the North Carolina
Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights are
working to maintain a woman's freedom to
See ABORTION oh page 4
By EDDIE WOOTEN
Tennessee and Villanova, two of the na
tion's perennial track and field teams, are
the top names in the second annual Joe .
Hilton Invitational, Saturday in the New
North Carolina will give the two powers
a good run for the team championship,
which Tennessee won last year. ACC co- -champions
N.C. State and Clemson will
compete, as will Florida State of the Metro
The meet is in honor of the former
UNC track coach who retired in 1981.
Hilton served in the UNC Athletic Depart
ment for 37 years. From 1963 to 1981, he
headed the track program and established
it as one of the best in the nation. During
his 19 years, Hilton coached 77 individual
ACC champions, two individual NCAA
champions, and five All-Americans.
Though it is only in its second year of
existence, the Hilton meet has attracted
one of the best fields in the area. Ten
nessee finished second in the NCAA Out
door Championships last spring, while
Villanova was third in the indoor cham-
See TRACK on page 4
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Concert referendum killed
Dy CHARLES ELLMAKER,
On Tuesday, the Campus Governing Council approved
funding for the $100,000 Student Government Spring
Concert. The decision came one week after the CGC
Finance Committee gave its fiscal approval to the concert,
a decision which Finance Committee Chairperson Charlie
Madison (District 23) called "a policy reversal."
The one good thing that can be said of the outcome is
that UNC students got what they wanted a concert.
But the CGC probably never would have approved the
concert if the student referendum issue had not been pro
posed. If the Student Constitution, which governs the CGC's
actions, had been followed, the referendum would have
been held. The students probably would have approved
the concert, and the inconsistent decision-making exhi
bited by the CGC could have been avoided.
Reconsidering approval for the concert "wouldn't even
have come up again" if the petition to initiate a student
referendum had not received such an overwhelming re
sponse, said Finance Committee member Mark Martin
(District 15) last week.
And Finance Committee member "Doc" Droze (Dis
trict 22), who had originally voted against the bill, said the
students' response to the. petition made him change his
mind about voting for the spring concert.
Elections Board Chairperson Stan Evans said Wednes
day that "there will be no referendum."
Last semester, the Finance Committee chose not to
fund the spring concert, and then blocked passage of a
CGC bill that would have forced the Finance Committee
to reconsider funding the concert.
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But when Martin announced that he would start a peti
tion to force a student referendum on the issue, the com
mittee decided to meet again this semester to review the
The Finance Committee then told Student Body Presi
dent Mike Vandenbergh that they would meet, a signal to
him not to proceed with the referendum petition until
after the committee had come to a decision.
But before the Finance committee could meet this
semester, Vandenbergh and Chapel Thrill Committee
Chairperson Ben Lee had already organized the pecition,
which received about 2,900 signatures on Jan. 10.
Vandenbergh determined that both the petition and bill
were in good order with the Constitution, but instead of
calling for the referendum, he stalled the referendum and
asked Madison to call a special meeting of the Finance
Committee to consider the bill.
But according to the Constitution, Vandenbergh had
no right to stop a ballot on the bill. And by issuing the
petition before the Finance Committee had a chance to
take action on its own, he placed a smear on any decision
which they might reach.
Vandenbergh's action was not only unconstitutional but
also improper, because it gave the Finance Committee
almost no leeway in its decision. If the committee did not
pass the bill, Vandenbergh said he would approve the
referendum, in effect, forcing the committee to pass some
version of the bill.
There is no clause in the Constitution allowing for a
retraction of a student referendum, but Vandenbergh
took the liberty of stopping the referendum for his own
Vandenbergh has said the referendum was not being
used as a pressure tactic. But this logic seems faulty if
he had intended to let the Finance Committee decide
whether the new bill should be approved, he should have
asked that the committee meet before the petition was dis
tributed. The bill was passed, but with the stipulation that the
CGC Jiad the right to cancel the concert at a later date if it
did not think the bands selected would draw enough stu
dents to make the concert a financial success.
Vandenbergh admitted that the constitutionality of 'his
action to stop the referendum was "an interesting ques
tion," but no one not even Phil Painter (District 19)
who chairs the Rules and Judiciary Committee has seen
fit to formally challenge his mover
When the bill was presented to the CGC, Painter con
fronted Vandenbergh about the constitutionality of his
postponement. Vandenbergh defended the action, saying
he thought two separate but nearly identical bills up
for passage by two different bodies was unconstitutional.
But he said again that the student referendum would be
held if the CGC did not pass its own version of the fund
ing bill. ' .
The CGC, like the Finance Committee, had little choice
in voting on the spring concert.
Either they passed their own bill,, with the right to can
cel the concert later, or they let it go to the students, with
the strong possibility that it would pass without the
Committee member Lori Dostal (District 5) summed up
the CGCs position: the CGC entity wanted the concert
because the students wanted the concert, even though she
still opposed using student funds for social events'.
See THRILL on page 3 4 5
. By KYLE MARSHALL
With growing support for raising the
legal drinking age in North Carolina, state
legislators from Orange County said
Thursday they favored proposed legisla
tion setting the age at 19.
But the legislators said they would also
have to study a proposal from the Gover
nor's Crime Commission, which suggested
raising the age to 21. ' -
Barnes, D-24th District, could not be
reached for comment Thursday.
Several witnesses at a public hearing in
Raleigh Wednesday advocated increasing
the age to 21. But Gov. Jim Hunt's Task
Force on Drunken Driving has recom
Brent Hackney, Hunt's deputy press
secretary, said Thursday the governor
would continue to push for 19, despite in
creased support from certain legislators
and interest groups for 21. .
"I'm inclined to think that the residents
of Chatham and Orange counties feel very
strongly that raising the age is
appropriate," Rep. Joe Hackney, D-24th
While many legislators have spoken out
in support of raising the minimum age,
Hackney and Sen. Wanda Hunt, D-16th
District, said they have not yet received
enough information to support either the
19 or 21 age level.
"I've considered 19, but the legislation
needs to be debated," Hunt said. "What
I'd like to see is more enforcement of the
Orange County legislators Sen. Russell
Walker, D-16th District, and Rep. Anne
The governor believes 19 is the logical
age for the legislation," Hackney said. "If
you raise it to 19, you make an impact in
the high schools. But once you get past 19,
it's much more difficult to enforce.
"It appears there might be a good deal
of support for 19 (in the State
Legislature)," he said.
The bill's sponsor, Sen. Henson Barnes,
D-8th District, said Thursday he was cer
tain there would be an increase in the
drinking age. The biggest battle would be
in holding it to 19, he said.
"We're getting more pressure to raise it
to 21 than we are to keep it (the current
legislation) at 19," Barnes said. "There
See AGE on page 4
Miles declares plans
for RHA candidacy
By JOSEPH BERRYHILL
Henry Miles, a junior industrial
relations major from Hartville, Ohio,
announced his candidacy for the
Residence Hall Association presidency
Miles said the theme of his cam
paign was "working together," and
he said he planned to establish closer
ties with Student Government.
"I want to have a meeting at least
once a week with the student body
president and sit in on his cabinet
meetings," he said.
Miles emphasized the role of the
RHA president in establishing rela
tions with Student Government.
"I think the RHA president should
be the liaison between Student
Government and RHA," he said.
RHA also needs to work closely
with the UNC housing department,
"for the betterment of the student
population," Miles said.
"We represent the same people so
we should have pretty much the same
ideas," Miles said.
Miles also said that he supported
switching control of enhancement
funds from University Housing to
RHA. RHA would work closely with
the housing department to ensure that
the funds were distributed properly,
"We'll work with them to make
sure we don't duplicate anything they
want to do," he said.
Miles said that if RHA controlled
the distribution of enhancement
funds, then the funds could not be
Miles said that, if elected, he would
try to establish more all-campus
events, but not at the expense of in
dividual area events.
"I don't want to drop anything
they're doing just add a - few
things," he said. "I want to get North
Campus working with South Campus
In response to the upcoming
mandatory meal plan of $100 for on
campus students, Miles said he would
help students by setting up RHA as an
intermediary between students.
"RHA will set up a list of people
who want to sell and buy (meal plans),
so they can give each other phone
numbers. We'll let them negotiate it."
Miles is the governor of Henderson
Residence College and a member of
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.