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Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
There will be a mandatory
staff meeting on Tuesday at
5 p.m. Place to be announc- '
ed. Be there!
Volume 91, Issue 102
Monday, March 14, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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DTHChartes W. Ledford
N.C. State fans celebrate the return of the victorious Wolfpack basketball team at RDU Airport on Sunday night
... the Wolfpack defeated the Virginia Cavaliers Sunday afternoon, 81-78, for the ACC tournament championship
Wolfpack downs Cavaliers
By S.L. PRICE
ATLANTA An hour before Sunday's cham
pionship game that no one wanted, Ralph Sampson
stood before the TV cameras in street clothes on the
empty court and accepted the award for being the
country's most valuable player.
While John Wooden offered his congratulations,
the N.C. State basketball team strolled onto the court
and walked past the center of attention.
They didn't speak or smile, or wave.
Four hours later, the Wolfpack crashed Sampson's
going away party, his farewell to the Atlantic Coast
conference, with a stunning 8 1-78 win over Virginia in
the ACC Tournament final, and they stopped the
Cavaliers the only way a team can.
"You really close down on Ralph," N.C. State for
ward Thurl Bailey said. "We had to make it rough for
him to get the ball."
The Wolfpack did just that, allowing Sampson only
six points and three rebounds in the second half, and
limiting UVa to only 15 rebounds in the final twenty
With 11:26 left in the game and the Cavaliers up
59-51, the Wolfpack began its run. Bailey tossed in a
jumper from the right wing to "make it 59-53.
And then Terry Gannon, State's diminutive sixth
man, drove the lane, faked up and whipped a text
book pass out to Sidney Lowe, hovering in three-point
territory. Lowe's jumper swished and the UVa lead
was cut to three.
Virginia's Kenton Edelin tipped in two points, but
Gannon hit a 25-foot three-pointer, his fourth, to
make it 61-59.
Then came Alvin Battle.
Subbing for injured big man Dinky Procter, Battle
started to take control of State's inside game with a
driving lay-up down the middle and a foul shot to
make it a three-point play 63-62, Virginia.
After an exchange of buckets by Sampson and
Bailey, Battle again came through for State, snatching
a muffed Sampson skyhook off the boards and draw
ing an Edelin foul.
On the very next play, Bailey put the Pack on top
for good with a 3-point rainbow jumper, and Battle
extended it to four with a tip-in. 69-65, N.C. State.
With 4:20 left, Dereck Whittenburg opened the
State lead to nine points with a way-back fadeaway
jumper, and the Virginia chase was on..
The Cavaliers were able to cut the lead to three,
78-75, but Gannon stripped Sampson as he was about
to dunk. Bailey tossed in the front end of a one-on-one,
but Othell Wilson came back with a three-pointer
to make it 79-78. Whittenburg then put the game out
of reach with two foul shots, and it was over. .
For Valvano, the ACC Championship makes up for
the disappointment of losing to Memphis State and
Notre Dame in Raleigh, for losing Whittenburg to a
foot injury early in the season.
"One of the tough things is to have high expecta
tions and then be struggling," Valvano said. "I was a
cheerleader for a while, saying 'good things are going
to happen, good things are going to happen.'
. 'The fact that we've come back from so much
up and down we were going to play this one right to
Valvano and the Wolfpack played this tournament
See GAME on page 4
SCA members live out
By LISA PULLEN
Sherrod Banks was elected 1983-84
president of the Black Student Movement
March 2 in the organization's yearly
Banks, a sophomore political science
major from Edenton, advocated a better
run and more unified organization in his
bid for the presidency. He ran unopposed
for the office.
"I hope the BSM will be one of the
most efficiently run organizations on cam
pus," said Banks, who received 94 percent
of the vote. "I think the major problem
with the BSM last year was the same age
old problem of communication." Banks
said he plans to send a regular newsletter
to BSM members. .
About 87 members of the BSM's
300-strong constituency turned out for the
March 2 elections. Election results were
delayed until the next day because keys to
the ballot boxes could not be obtained
from the Elections Board, said 1982-83
BSM vice chairperson William Bland.
Despite BSM internal problems recent
ly, the election turnout was higher than in
past BSM elections, Bland said. "It did
show an increase in participation of the
membership," he said. ,
Nine other BSM offices up for grabs in
the. election were filled, all but one with
write-in votes. Laquetta Robinson won her
unopposed race for the office of on
Write-in victors included Mary Ellerbe,
vice chairperson; Tracy Dudley, secretary;
David Hogan, treasurer; and Rhonda
Batts, minister ofi information. Other
write-in winners were Annette Parker, per
forming arts coordinator; John Robinson,
parliamentarian; and Regina Ford, off
campus coordinator. Charles Wallington
was reelected to the post of cultural com
The new officers will take over in April.
Banks said that he plans to increase
BSM membership, which may have suf
fered due to the organization's internal
problems under 1982-83 chairperson
Last fall, BSM members charged that
the organization's Central Committee had
See BSM on page 4
By SHARON SHERIDAN
' V Staff Writer . :. '
Should you stroll by the Forest Theater
on Sunday, afternoon and see what looks
like a fighting practice out of the pages of
a medieval history book, don't be
alarmed. It is a medieval fighting prac
tice, held by local members of the Society
for Creative Anachronism.
The SCA is a national organization,
formed in Berkeley, Calif., 17 years ago.
"It's officially a non-profit, ednca
. tkmal organization dedicated to learning
about arid reliving the Middle Ages as
they should have been," said Chapel
Hill's group leader or seneschal, who
asked not' to identified. "We relive the
romantic fantasy, but in a historical
sense, It's a way of living out some of the
fantasies that most children have about
knights and armor and medieval things."
SCA members can learn such medieval
skills as calligraphy, needlework .. and
medieval dances. They can participate in
feasts for which medieval recipes are pre
pared. "It's interesting food," the seneschal
said. "If you're not used to it, it can be
kind of a shock."
SCA members can make armor, learn
to fight safely with wooden swords and
then participate in tournaments.
"Safety is one of the biggest things,"
the seneschal said. There are very specific
rules for fighting, and fighters are re
quired to wear certain equipment so that
they are protected adequately. Fighters
must attend practices and are not allowed
to fight in tournaments until they have
learned the proper skills.
"A lot of people have misconceptions
about the weight of armor," SCA
member Beth Roberts said. "It's not as
heavy as you think it is."
Another SCA member, Cynthia
Sawyer, said, "It's just that you can't
bend. It's really lots of fun."
Everything is done as authentically as
possible. If something completely authen
tic cannot be found, someone improvises ;
to create a good approximation.
"That's where the creative part comes
in," the seneschal said.
Members choose a persona a
character in a specific time period and
country that they would like to
assume. They dress in character and,
when they go to feasts, bring only what
utensils they would have been eating with
in that time period. , ,
. SCA member Maggie Bryan said when
she first attended an SCA event she spent
about two hours talking to a man whose
persona was a Portuguese cavalier from
around 1500. He stayed in character
during the entire conversation, Bryan
"You can learn a lot of history from it
because you get to meet different people
with different personas," SCA member
Angelica Borders said. "You talk to some
people and there's only been one (king)
Roberts said, "I'm learning more
about the Middle Ages and the customs
than I ever did in school or college."
The seneschal has a Welsh persona.
' She is Lady Cyffaith of Caerleon.
"My, persona name' is Jason
Greywolf," Roberts said. "My father
wanted a son, and I'm fifth-sixth century
Britain." Roberts was dressed in a blue,
See SCA on page 2 3 4 5 6
The Associated Press '
LONDON OPEC oil ministers
reached a, tentative agreement Sunday on
price cuts and production quotas that lack
ed only the approval of the Venezuelan
goverfrment, Venezuelan Oil Minister
Humberto Calderon Berti said. V '
Cartel Secretary-General Marc S. Nan
Nguema said he expected the pact would
be signed at a full meeting today of the
13 -member Organization of Petroleum
One OPEC official who asked not to be
identified said a statement announcing
final agreement had been drafted and was
ready to be issued today, but Calderon was
awaiting formal approval from his govern
ment in Caracas.
Meeting here in emergency session after
price cuts by non-members Britain and
Norway and OPEC member Nigeria, the
OPEC ministers reported last week
reaching a "general understanding on
price cuts," needed to avert a price war on
glutted world markets.
Under that tmderstanding, OPEC's
benchmark price of. $34 per barrel .for
Saudi light crudeAvould drop to $29. Other
grades would be adjusted accordingly.
But the issue of production, and how it
was to be shared among the cartel's
members, forced the talks at a luxury Lon
don hotel into an 11th day un
precedented in OPEC's 22-year history.
Calderon said he was awaiting approval
from his government for a proposed limit
on Venezuelan production of between 1.6
million and 1.7 million barrels per day. It
is currently producing 2 million, and
Calderon had argued earlier that his coun
try would need to. sell at least 1 .8 million
barrles to meet its financial obligations.'
Calderon said the overall production
ceiling would be 17.5 million barrels a day.
There was no indication how his
government would respond.
Asked by reporters whether all the other
ministers were ready to sign, he replied, "I
understand yes. We have the agreement.
It's just this one point on quotas."
A buoyant Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani,
oil chief of the world's largest exporter,
Saudi Arabia, said the meeting "will end
Ngeuma said today's session would be a
full meeting of all 13 ministers.
An agreement could break the fall in oil
prices that threatens to paralyze OPEC.
But many oil industry officials doubt the
cartel has the discipline to curb sales long
enough to dry up the current glut and
stabilize prices. I ; V. '
A similar deal made a year ago fell apart
within four months. .
Calderon on Saturday had accused
other members of refusing to compromise
on the production issue.
See OPEC on page 2 3 4 5 6
O WAS A gets go-ahead
for Cane Creek project
By KEITH TAYLOR
Once again, Orange Water and Sewer
Authority: hasrthe go-ahead it-needs to
begin land condemnation proceedings
against property owners hoping to block
construction of a 760-acre reservoir on
In a long-awaited decision, the N.C.
Environmental Management Commis
sion ruled Thursday that OWASA could
begin those proceedings. It was a ruling
OWASA needed because the water utility
had been unable to obtain all the land it
needed through direct purchase for the
It was the second time the EMC had
awarded OWASA condemnation rights.
The first time followed a public hearing in
But members of the Cane Creek Con
servation Authority, who oppose the pro
ject, appealed that decision irt court. The
N.C. Court of Appeals ruled in 1980 that
an environmental impact statement, as
well as a new hearing taking that state
ment into account, would .be required
before the EMC could make a final decision.
was completed by the N.C. Department
iOf Natural Resources and Community
Development last September. The second
hearing was held Nov. 30-Dec. 4 in
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Everett Billingsley, OWASA executive
director, ,said Thursday's ruling was "a
very positive, step toward the develop
ment of that reservoir," a water source
that he called "essential to the very life
blood" of the towns of Chapel Hill and
Carrboro, the University and North
Carolina Memorial Hospital.
"We feel this is in the best interest of
the customers we serve," Billingsley said
in a telephone interview Friday. He ex
pressed a desire for continued negotiation
with landowners in the affected area,
which he said was preferable to exercising
the condemnation rights. But he said that
OWASA's prime responsibility was to the
citizens it serves.
But the actual construction of the
reservoir is not likely to begin soon.
Spokesmen for the CCCA could not be
reached for comment, but they indicated
in the past that an appeal would be likely
if the EMC ruled against them. The
Raleigh News and Observer reported Fri
day that CCCA attorney Ted Corvette
The environmental impact statement 5ee' OWASA on page 4
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DTHZarvo A. Saunders
Soma members of tho Society for Creative Anachronisms
SCA members assume the persona of a medieval character