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Volume 91, Issue 127
Tuesday, February 7, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
of snow fall
in Chapel Hill
By SHARON SHERIDAN
Big, wet, fluffy snowflakes the type
that cling to tree branches and are ideal
for fashioning snowballs and
snowpopulations descended on Chapel
Hill Monday morning.
Some UNC students used umbrellas to
keep their hair snow-free, while others
entered classrooms with a white, melting
outer layer. The air was punctuated with
the cries of the startled and the wounded,
as snowball fights were waged across
campus. Senior Brant Burgiss went cross
country skiing near Silent Sam.
But by mid-afternoon the sun was out,
and melting snow was plopping down on
to almost snow-less sidewalks. Much of
the winter's first snowfall had melted into
Snow fell for about six hours in the
Triangle area, dumping 5 inches on
Orange County, said Wayne Jones, a
specialist with the National Weather Ser
vice'. Nearby counties also got their share
of snow with Person getting 5lA inches,
Granville receiving 5 inches and Durham,
Chatham and Vance counties getting 3 to
4 inches. Jones said Raleigh-Durham Air
port reported the largest accumulation in
the area 6.9 inches.
Some neighboring states also got snow,
Jones said. Bluefield, W. Va., and Rich
mond, Va., both got 2 inches, Atlanta
got 1 or 2 inches of snow Monday morn
ing and parts of South Carolina had
snow, Jones said.
"It snowed quite a bit over in Ten
nessee last night," he said. "But I believe
that we had the distinction of getting the
most of this particular storm."
Jones said the storm was caused by a
"little low pressure system that developed
in the Georgia and South Carolina area
and moved south of our immediate
area." He said, "There was ample
moisture in the area and cold air, and so
it just snowed."
Jones predicted "temperatures would
fall quickly to about 15 degrees by this
morning and said there would be fair
skies and temperatures up to the mid-30s
There was a traveler's advisory through
Monday night because the night's cold
temperatures were expected to freeze the
melted snow, he said.
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the first snow of the winter. 5 inches were recorded in the area.
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The Associated Press
BEIRUT, Lebanon Anti-government Moslem
militiamen seized most of west Beirut in furious street
battles with the Lebanese army Monday and
demanded the resignation of Christian President
As night fell, a gunship and two warplanes of the
U.S. 6th Fleet turned their firepower on rebels who
rocketed the U.S. Marine base at the international
airport on Beirut's southern edge, a Marine spokes
One Marine was wounded and a French soldier
was killed in the new explosion of fighting, which
plunged the American-backed Gemayel administra
tion into its worst crisis since it took office 16 months
Two other Frenchmen and eight Italian soldiers in
the Beirut multinational peacekeeping force were
also reported wounded.
Police said at least 90 people were killed and 300
wounded in Monday's fighting, pushing the overall
toll to about 160 dead since the latest round of
Lebanon's intermittent civil war broke but last
Hooded Shiite Moslem irregulars and their Druse
allies drove Lebanese army units from most of their
checkpoints on Moslem west Beirut's main commer
cial thoroughfares and residential neighborhoods.
At sundown, an eerie haze of smoke and cordite
shrouded the city of one million people. Thunderous
blasts of artillery, rocket-propelled grenades,
Katyusha rockets and mortars echoed among the
high-rise buildings. The shellfire, falling on major
crossing points between east and west Beirut, drew a
crescent-shaped belt of flame through the city's
The fierceness of the fighting was reminiscent of
the 1975-76 civil war.
For the first time Shiite Moslem leader Nabih Berri
called on Gemayel,- a Maronite Christian, to resign.
."The battle is about to end, Lebanon's little shah
(Gemayel) is on the verge of collapse!" Berri, leader
of the Shiite movement Amal, declared in a radio
Gemayel's Sunni Moslem prime minister, Shafik
Wazzah had resigned - with his : eight : Cabinet
members Sunday to clear the way for a national
coalition Cabinet to try to end the conflict, which pits
the army and the Christian right-wing Phalangist
militia on one side against Syrian-supported Druse
and Shiite fighters on the other.
In the United States, President Reagan issued a
statement Monday deploring "the actions of those
who would destroy the legitimate government of
Lebanon" and blaming the Syrian government for
White House spokesman Larry Speakes said the
Reagan administration hoped Gemayel "will quickly
be able to form a responsible, broadly representative
Special Middle East envoy Donald Rumsfeld and
other U.S. officials held urgent talks with Gemayel at
the presidential palace in suburban Baabda,
Lebanese state radio said. Secretary of State George
P. Shultz, in Brazil, said the administration would be
reviewing its Lebanon policy in the light of "what
Walid Jumblatt, leader of the Druse Progressive
Socialist Party, said in a statement issued in
Damascus, Syria, that any political settlement with
Gemayel's government was '.'impossible" and the
president's resignation was necessary to solve the
Both Jumblatt and Berri accused the 42-year-old
president of helping the Phalange Party of his father,
Pierre Gemayel, to dominate the army and the
At the root of Lebanon's unending conflict is the
demand by the Shiites, Druse and other non
Christian communities comprising the majority of
the population for a greater role in running the
Gemayel said Sunday he was inviting the warring
Moslem and Christian factions to new reconciliation
talks Feb. 27 in Geneva, Switzerland. He promised
sweeping reforms to give Moslems a greater say in
government, and suggested he was willing to scrap
Lebanon's eight-month-old troop withdrawal pact
with Israel, as demanded by his opponents and their
The Sixth, Fleet flotilla stationed off Beirut went
into action about 7 p.m. Monday, after the Marine
base at Beirut airport came under rocket fire. Marine
spokesman Maj. Dennis Brooks said two A-6 In
truder fighters from the aircraft carrier Kennedy and
the guns of the U.S. frigate Garcia pounded insur
gent artillery apparently Druse positions in the
hills east of the airport.
Pentagon officials said it was the first U.S. air
strike here in two months, since 28 planes of the Sixth
Fleet attacked what were described as Syrian anti
aircraft positions Dec. 4. Two planes were shot down
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- Brooks denied a local radio report that the bat
tleship New Jersey had fired its guns Monday.
The major said no Marines were injured in the
rocket fire, but one was wounded in an earlier small
arms attack and was evacuated for treatment aboard
the amphibious ship Guam.
" The Marine spokesman denied an earlier report
that two other Marines guarding the U.S. and British
embassies in west Beirut had been wounded.
Forums begin; candidates move into last week of campaigning
By KATE COOPER
Candidates for the 1984 campus elec
tions kicked off a week-long series of
forums at Spencer dorm and Granville
Towers Sunday night and Ehringhaus
Candidates for student body president,
Daily Tar Heel editor, Residence Hall
Association president, Carolina Athletic
Association president and Senior Class
President and Vice-president spoke
before fewer than 40 people at the
Spencer and Ehringhaus forums and
about 80 people at Granville Towers.
The RHA-sponsored forum and the
Craige Residence College forum, which
were both scheduled for Monday, were
Student body presidential candidates
Mark Dalton, James Exum, Susan Gad
dy, Greg Hecht, Chip Medlin, Paul
Parker and Frank Winstead all said they
wanted to increase student participation
and input in student government.
James Exum said student government
as it is now does not work. "We are reac
tive rather than active," he said.
If elected, Exym said he would take the
1 1 committees in student government and
reorganize them into three areas: govern
mental relations, student affairs, and
faculty and administration.
Gaddy said her past experience with
student government would help her be an
effective student body president.
Dalton said his experience as RHA
president would help him improve com
munication with the administration.
"One majdf Issue will be a new phone
system," he said.
Dalton said he would look to make
sure students had the choice between pay
ing a fixed rate or measured rate for
In a related incident, student body
presidential candidate Mark Dalton said
Monday that his name would not appear
on the ballot.
Byrd announces candidacy
f or C A A presidency
Jeff Byrd, a junior business administra
tion major from Smithfield, announced
Monday his candidacy for president of
the Carolina Athletic Association.
The main issue he will address if
elected, Byrd said, was the "lack of stu
dent and community interest in
homecoming and non-revenue sports.
"I would like to emphasize a more
unified homecoming," he said. "What I
mean by that is I want to try to incor
porate more student organizations and
more community support for homecom
ing." ' '
Byrd said he hoped to accomplish that
task by involving area businesses in the
homecoming proceedings. He proposed a
small advertising pamphlet of coupons
for area businesses which would include a.
schedule of all activities during home
coming week. ...
It would also carry pictures of each or
the candidates for homecoming queen so
that students could know what those
nominees looked like before the day of
the game, Byrd said.
Another area Byrd said he wanted to
improve upon was the intramural pro-
gram, v ; . . ...
. "I'd like to try and upgrade the quality
of the referees in the intramural sports
program," Byrd said. He said he wanted
to do this by scheduling regular meetings
with the referees and the professional
staff of the IM department and the Sports
Byrd also wants to bring increased
publicity to IM activities and the Sports
Club Council through The Daily Tar
Concerning ticket distribution, Byrd
said he liked the current policy for foot
ball distribution, and he hoped to work
out a suitable policy for the basketball
gam3 in the new Student Activities
"I will work with the Rams Club and
Coach Smith for an acceptable seating ar
rangement for student fans in the new
"My petitions weren't turned in,"
Dalton said. "The day (Saturday) the
petitions were due, I received news that
one of my campaign workers, a person in
a very important position, couldn't find
time to continue collecting signatures."
Dalton will still run as a write-in can
didate. Hecht said he would use student
government funds to publish a flier to in
form students about student government.
"I think the student body, president
should set real high goals only if they
have realistic means," he said.
Medlin said students were asking,
"What does student government do for
"There is too much apathy," he said,
"we need to start bringing issues to the
Medlin said he would accomplish this
by going directly to dorms, apartments,
and fraternities and sororities and talk
with them about student government and
what it is doing. He urged students to
vote, whether they voted for him or not.
Parker said there were three main,
issues in the campaign: student employ
ment, student store prices and a new
"I'm not just telling you what the pro
blems are but putting solutions with
them," he said.
Parker said he would like to create a
system to coordinate temporary jobs for
students, check out the various alter-
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natives before making a decision on a
new phone system, and work for lower
prices in the Student Stores for merchan
dise and textbooks.
Frank Winstead, who is running for
four offices, said he would draw more
people into student government if
All the candidates came out in favor of
the proposed student fee increase, except
Winstead, who said it was not needed.
A lighter side of the Ehringhaus forum
was Dalton' s response to a Winstead
comment during the segment for SBP
"My campaign briefing book seems to
have disappeared," Winstead said. Jok
ingly, Dalton responded by saying, "I
have it. I couldn't read it, it makes no
DTH editorial candidates John Con
way, Jeff Hiday and Christine Manuel
discussed improvements they would like
to make in the paper.
"I am very much committed to more
sports coverage," Conway said. If
Elections Board rejects
complaint against DTH'
Student Activities Center," he said.
Byrd said he felt his experience in
various athletic positions, made him a
qualified candidate. .
He is a member of the Volleyball Club
and the Water Skiing Club, and he has
been an IM referee. Byrd is also on the
executive board of the Sigma Phi Epsilon
By MARK STINNEFORD
The Elections Board Monday night re
jected a complaint that The Daily Tar
Heel, was not providing adequate
coverage to Frank Winstead 's candidacy
for four campuswide offices.
Winstead, a junior from Rocky
Mount, is running for Student Body
President, Residence Hall Association
president, Carolina Athletic Association
president and Daily Tar Heel editor.
Winstead is seeking four separate
stories in the DTH announcing his can
didacies. DTH Editor Kerry DeRochi
said the newspaper would run a single
front-page story on the Winstead an
nouncements. "I've done the work for four cam
paigns; I have got four distinct
platforms," Winstead said. "I say I'm
running for four offices. I think I should
be treated as a candidate in each race."
DeRochi said giving Winstead four
separate stories would provide him with
an unfair advantage over other can
didates. "That's putting his name and face in a
very prominent place of publication four
days in a row," DeRochi said. "That's a
luxury not granted to other students.
Winstead noted that he was required to
submit four separate petitions to run for
the offices. In elections forums, he is also
treated as a candidate in each race, he
"For each candidacy, I have had to
meet Election Board requirements,"
Winstead said. "The DTH is the only one
(organization) that is not treating me fair
ly." On Saturday, Winstead.submitted four
letters, one for each office he is seeking,
asking Elections Board Chairman Andy
Sutherland to mediate the dispute.
Sutherland proposed Monday that the
DTH run an extended story covering
Winstead's announcements for the four
DeRochi accepted the compromise, but
Winstead rejected it, appealing to the full
elected, he said he would guarantee a full
page of sports coverage every Monday
and more equitable treatment of all
Conway said he would like to see the
editorial page better researched. "I think
that in some respects The Daily Tar Heel
has been irresponsible in regard to the
back page," Conway said.
He also said he would work to
renegotiate the paper's printing contract
to cut expenses.
If elected, Hiday said he would like to
create a business and elections desk and
increase sports coverage.
"The purpose of the business desk is to
bring the student and business world
closer together," he said. Hiday said he
would work with the Career Planning and
Placement Service to inform students
about companies and the types of
students they want to, hire.
During the 1984 elections, Hiday said
he would use the elections desk "to get
the student perspective on the elections."
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Elections Board. The board ruled that
Winstead could receive adequate
coverage in a single story outlining his
platforms for each office.
"I feel he (Winstead) is a single can
didate seeking four different offices,"
Sutherland said. "Legally, we have no
power to control the policy of the DTH,
hut we can rule if it's fair or unfair on how
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