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ACC to the second annual
Student Newspaper Invita
tional Tournament. Play
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champions Daily Tar Heels
facing the Duke Chroniclers.
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Volume 91, Issue 135
Friday, February 17, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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election run offs
By STEVE FERGUSON
The elections board voted Thursday night to ask the Student
Supreme Court for an injunction to postpone runoff elections
scheduled for Tuesday. -
The board also voted to disqualify two Carolina Athletic:
Association candidates, three candidates for Campus Governing
Council representatives and to delay certification of two other
CGC district candidates.
Having runoff elections on the Tuesday following the elec
tions is required by the Elections Laws. "It's a question of con
venience for the voters and for us," said Andy Sutherland, elec
tions board chairman.
The Student Supreme Court ordered a temporary stay of the
certification of The Daily Tar Heel editor's race, so the board
was barred from acting on it until the case is cleared up by the
court. The Daily Tar Heel editor's face could not have been held
this coming Tuesday, and now there is a possibility that the run
off elections and the DTH editor's race can be held on the same
day, Sutherland said.
There is a good chance of low voter turnout of students are
asked to vote in several more elections, Sutherland said. If the
injunction is granted, it is uncertain what date the runoff elec
tions will happen, he said. The court should make its decision by
Friday night, Sutherland said.
CAA candidates Jeff Byrd and Mike Barnhill, who lost to
Jennie Edmundson in Tuesday's election, were disqualified
from the race by a unanimous vote of the elections board. Both
candidates failed to turn in a financial statement to the elections
board by the 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline and were disqualified for
that reason, Sutherland said.
Todd Mason, CGC candidate for District IS, and John C.
Nicholson, CGC candidate for District 17, were also dis
qualified from the race by a unanimous vote. Both failed to turn
in financial statements by the deadline.
CGC candidate Herman L. Bennett was disqualified from the
race because he ran for the wrong district. Bennett was running
as a representative from District 17, but he lives in District 16.
District 17 now is an open seat, since no one ran against Ben-.
All disqualified candidates have 72 hours to appeal, with the
exception of Bennett, who has 48 hours.
The board delayed certification of CGC district candidates
Jay Kania and Tony Delp, because they were uncertain if their
financial statements had been turned in correctly.
The Associated Press
BEIRUT, Lebanon President Amin
Gemayel has agreed to scrap Lebanon's
U.S.-brokered troop withdrawal pact
with Israel, Beirut radio reported, in an
effort to save his disintegrating army and
"The state radio said Thursday night
that Gemayel had agreed to an eight
point Saudi peace initiative that includes
renouncing the May 17, 1983, agreement
between Lebanon and Israel. It added
that Foreign Minister Elie Salem had
communicated the decision to Saudi of
ficials in Riyadh. .
The development came as the Syrian
supported Druse and Moslem militias
stepped up military and political pressure
Thursday to oust Gemayel, who turned
to Saudi Arabia to salvage his crumbling
Druse militiamen pushed the Lebanese
army out of the Chouf Mountains and
rolled down the coastal hills to link up
Tar Heels host State, Maryland,
will test effects of first loss
By MICHAEL DeSISTI
While NBC's Al McGuire said Nortfr
Carolina's first loss of the season Sunday
was a blessing in disguise, others qualified
to speculate were a little less certain of the
effects a 65-64 Arkansas upset would
have on the Tar Heels.
Junior guard Buzz Peterson saw it as a
learning experience not only for North
Carolina, but also for those who might
have thought the Tar Heels couldn't be
"I think the loss has made us a lot
more hungry," he said. "It taught us a
lesson. You have to be mentally ready for
everybody; you just can't show up on the
Then there's the most legitimate
authority on the matter. And he may be
the least certain of all.
"I don't know whether it will help or
hurt," North Carolina coach Dean Smith
said. "I don't know whether a team
needs to lose to get better."
He ought to know by Monday.
North Carolina, now 2J-1 but still un
defeated in the ACC, will be looking for
conference wins Nos. 10 and 11 this
weekend. The Tar Heels host N.C. State
on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., then turn
around and welcome McGuire again for
Sunday's 2 p.m. game against Maryland
on national TV.
"We don't have a chance to play
Arkansas again," Smith said. "But we
have a chance to play a team which has
beaten Arkansas N.C. State."
It's always risky to venture a guess at
predicting the outcome of an ACC game,
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Members of the
with Shiite Moslem allies controlling west
At their camps in the capital, U.S.
Marines and Italian troops were packing
their equipment and preparing to pull
A senior White House official said the
Marines would begin withdrawing to
U.S. Navy ships off the Lebanese coast in
two or three days. The official, who
spoke on condition he not be named, said
the redeployment of about 1,200 Marines
should be completed within 30 days from
He said 500 personnel Marines, Ar
my trainers "and others would stay in
Beirut to guard the U.S. Embassy and
perform other functions.
Earlier in the day, American officials in
Washington expressed skepticism that the
Saudi-mediated plan would work. Druse
opposition leader Walid Jumblatt said in
a interview he would veto it. He called it
"too little, too late."
. "There will never be a compromise
especially this season, and especially with
North Carolina and State.
That N.C. State last year turned a dis
appointing, 16-10 season into 10 straight
wins, the ACC Tournament trophy
and the conference's second consecutive
national championship doesn't help.
That the Wolfpack lost three seniors
from its starting lineup, opened the 1984
season with a win over last year's NCAA
runrier-up Houston, knocked off the
Razorbacks three games later and jumped
into the Top 10 from nowhere doesn't
. .Neither do five straight mid-season
losses foljowed by nine consecutive wins,
nor. the 5-6 point guard who lets opposing
centers tie his shoelaces with their teeth
when Converse meets Colgate on a Spud
"It's such a big rivalry," Peterson said.
"Everybody talks about it around cam
pus; everywhere you go it's 'State versus
Carolina.' It's gonna be fun."
Peterson was never one to blow things
out of proportion.
N.C. State certainly did nothing to
become more predictable Wednesday in
moving to 19-7 overall with a three-point
win over Northeastern. The Wolfpack is
4-5 in the ACC:.
While the conference's leading scorer,
forward Lorenzo Charles, scored only
seven points on 2-of-12 shooting, guard
Ernie Myers a 39 percent shooter
hit 15 of 26 for a career-high 32 points.
Myers is the weak link in the Wolf
pack's three-man backcourt, which in
cludes ACC assist leader Webb and Terry
Gannon, perhaps the conference's most
deadly long-range shooter.
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Elections Board Jim Crutchfield (lying down), Jane Fawcett and Tom
election issues Thursday with Chairman Andy Sutherland.
with us and Gemayel," Jumblatt said in
the telephone interview from Damascus,
Syria, which was broadcast by Indepen
dent Television News in London.
"Gemayel is to be judged for crimes
against the Lebanese people.... There is
no way to have a deal with Gemayel."
Beirut radio said Gemayel received two
telephone calls late Thursday, one from
his foreign minister, Salem, in Saudi
Arabia, the other from Saudi mediator
Rafik Hariri, telling him Saudi Arabia
had received Lebanon's go-ahead.
It said Saudi Foreign Minister Prince
Saud al-Faisal would fly to Damascus on
Friday to obtain Syria's approval.
The radio report said Gemayel had in
formed the parties to the national recon
ciliation conference of details of the
Sauda initiative and sent a written
message about his decision to former
President Suleiman Franjieh, a member
of the National Salvation Front that in
cludes Jumblatt and former Prime
Minister Rashid Karami. It said he also
Howard Lee, Democratic candidate
seat, says accessibility is an issue.
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Marines preparing to leave
was -in touch with the speaker of the
Lebanese Parliament, Kamel Assad; his
prime minister, Shafik al-Wazzan, and
former Prime Minister Saeb Salam.
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir
said in a television interview earlier in the
day that scrapping the Israel-Lebanon ac
cord would be a "catastrophe" for peace
in the Middle East.
The Saudi plan also calls for an even
tual Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon. It
was said to seek to end the fighting in
Lebanon and to install a U.N. force in
place of the American, Italian, French
and British force in Beirut. '
In promoting a comprehensive
Lebanese settlement, the Saudi Arabians
were acting independently of
Washington, officials here said. White
House spokesman Larry Speakes said the
administration had not been asked to
take a position on the plan, but, "We
have problems with a number of
elements," which he would not identify.
An informed State Department official
for the 4th District congressional
By MARK STINNEFORD
Student Supreme Court Chief Justice
J.B. Kelly issued an injunction Thursday
night preventing the Elections Board
from declaring a winner in The Daily Tar
Heel editor's election.
Candidate Jeff Hiday had requested
the injunction, arguing that he needed
time to appeal his disqualification from
the DTH race.
After the injunction was announced,
Elections Board Chairman Andy
Sutherland said he would ask the court to
delay all runoffs so they would not be
held on different days. The General Elec
tions Laws require the runoffs to be held
Hiday, the top vote-getter in Tuesday's
DTH editor's race, was disqualified by
the Elections Board Wednesday for turn
ing in his campaign spending statement
35 minutes past the S p.m. deadline on
Hiday said he expected to officially file
his appeal with the court today. Granting
an injunction was the sensible thing for
Kelly to do, he said. . 1
"It makes sense because if he didn't
take that action these elections would be
even more confusing," Hiday said. He
expressed confidence that the court
would overturn his disqualification.
"I was optimistic going before the
Elections Board, and I think this time
I've strengthened my case," he said. "I
think the Supreme Court might look at
this in a more interpretive fashion."
Sutherland said he agreed with the
granting of the injunction.
"I think it should be done until this is
cleared up," he said.
During Hiday's hearing before the
Elections Board Wednesday night,
several board members said the General
Elections Laws left them no choice but to
agreed. "The prevailing view here is one
of skepticism that this can be pulled off at
. this point," he said, insisting on
Except for opposing the scrapping of
the May 17, 1983, troop withdrawal
agreement, which Secretary of State
George P. Schultz personally helped to
negotiate, Washington could support
most other points in the plan, the official
said. The May 17 plan provided for an
Israeli troop withdrawal frpm Lebanon
on condition that Syria also would pull
out its forces. Syria rejected the accord.. .
But Reagan indicated Wednesday that
the United States is neutral on what hap
pens to the May 17 agreement.
"I have to say with regard to the agree
ment, since we're not a party to it, we did
help and encourage the development of
it;, we' re not a party to it, so there's no
way that we should have a position one
way or the other on whether it is
abrogated or not," the president said.
Gemayel communicated his acceptance
central to Lee 's platform
By TOM CONLON
Assertiveness and effectiveness as a
leader are the themes in former. Chapel
Hill Mayor Howard Lee's bid for the 4th
District congressional seat primary May
Lee, who is challenging Democratic in
cumbent Ike Andrews, would face
Republican Bill Cobey of Chapel Hill in
the general election should he win the
"It is not enough for a congressman
just to vote right," Lee said in an inter
view this week. "That congressman must
be assertive and an effective leader who
submits proposals, legislation and seizes
every opportunity to bring resources to
the 4th District."
The 4th District is comprised of
Orange, Wake, Chatham, Franklin and
"I see myself as a different candidate
in the race," Lee said. "I see myself as
being more aggressive and assertive and
certainly feel I'll make specific commit
ments and present to the voters a plan for
carrying out those commitments." Lee
did not directly criticize Andrews' leader
ship but implied that he (Lee) could offer
better congressional leadership.
"Accessibility is an issue," Lee said.
"As congressman I would be more ac
cessible and more in touch with the
district by opening at least two offices to
serve constituents. I will make it known
when I would be able to meet with con
"I asked congressman Andrews to
open an office in Chapel Hill and was
disqualify Hiday from the race.
The Elections Laws state that candi
dates who file financial statements late
without; having received an extension
prior to the deadline "shall be dis
qualified."' Hiday argued that his late submission
of the financial report did not "materially
affect" the outcome of the electiong
because the statement was turned in
before the polls closed Tuesday. The laws
call for disqualification only in the case of
a "material violation" of the law, he
Because of the time required for coun
sels for Hiday and the Elections Board to
prepare their cases, the court probably
won't be able to. hear the case for several
days, Kelly said.
"I'm sure we're not going to make a
decision before Tuesday," Kelly said.
"I'm not sure we could even hold a hear
ing before Tuesday."
Elections Board Chairman Andy
Sutherland defended the board's action
Thursday, noting that candidates may be
granted an extension of up to 96 hours
for filing the form if they contacted the
board before the deadline.
"Had Jeff or a member of his staff
called before 5 p.m. (Tuesday), I was em
powered to deal with it as I deemed ap
propriate," Sutherland said. "I am not
defending the Elections Laws as absolute
ly perfect, but there is a grace period
Hiday said a number of students had
approached him to express support.
"People congratulate me on getting
that many votes and shake their heads in
disbelief at what has happened," he said.
If the court overturns the disqualifica
tion, Hiday said he did not expect to be
hurt in a runoff or re-election by the
publicity caused by the dispute with the
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of the Saudi plan to the U.S. ambassador
to Lebanon, Reginald Bartholomew, but
insisted it be adopted as a package, said
But he said it was unrealistic for
Gemayel to say all points of the plan had
to be accepted by all other parties to the
conflict in Lebanon, including the
Israelis, in order for any of it to be accep
table. He said Gemayel's strategy might
simply be to buy time in hopes something
else , will turn up to save his embattled
In addition to scrapping the accord,
the Saudi plan calls for withdrawal of the
multinational force from Lebanon and its
replacement with United Nations troops.
It provides for a simultaneous withdrawal
of Israeli and Syrian troops and it would
commit Gemayel to giving more power in
the government to his Moslem op
ponents. under the impression that he'd do it,"
Lee said. "Instead, he moved his only of
fice in Research Triangle Park to Cary,
further away from the needs of this com
munity." Lee said Chapel Hill needs an
office because of the great diversity of
people in the University community, and,
if. elected, would establish a Chapel Hill
office as well as one in Raleigh or a
Leesaid education would be a high
priority since the 4th District contains two
large universities and six smaller college
and universities. "We need to fight for
the scholarships and student aid that have
been so severely cut," Lee said. "I think
there should have been a lot more ag
gressiveness in dealing with this issue
when it came before Congress."
Increased funds to support comprehen
sive programs for treating waste and im
proving sewage systems are necessary,
Lee said. He also said he would push for
revival and passage of the Equal Rights
Amendment and for protection of civil
Lee, who is black, said he didn't feel
' race would play a role in the election.
"This district has exhibited a level of
sophistication, can cut through race and
elect the best candidates," Lee said. "I'm
also a tried and proven public of
ficeholder who has performed not as a
black, but as a public politician."
In 1969, Lee was elected Chapel Hill's
first black mayor serving for 6 years. In
1972, he ran an unsuccessful campaign
for Congress against Rep. L.H. Foun
tain, then part of the 2nd District before
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