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Good day, sunshine
Partly cloudy this morning,
but sunnier in the afternoon.
Highs in the mid-80s, lows in
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... and to the Potomac we
drove. For those of you unfor
tunate enough to miss the
Boss's Washington gig, Rock
and Roll High School is play
ing in the Pit at 9 p.m. But for
tramps like us ...
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1984 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 92, Issue 31
Tuesday, August 28, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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no real gripes
By JIM HOFFMAN
Griping about slow phone service is
traditionally one of the favorite past
times of many students this time of year,
but a Southern Bell telephone company
spokesman said UNC phone customers
have very little to complain about.
Out of the 2,800 phones that were
connected last week, 50 "legitimate
complaints' came to the attention of
the Southern Bell repair department,
said Herb Crenshaw, district manager.
He said those complaints came from
students whose phone jacks were
installed this summer.
Crenshaw said problems with the
wiring of some of the installations could
be due to the speed with which the 4,500
jacks were installed on the UNC
campus. The project was completed in
about four weeks after students left
Chapel Hill in May.
Telephone lines in Craige and Mor
rison dormitories were installed before
summer school students returned.
"We did that massive conversion over
the summer very quickly," Crenshaw
said. "There just may be problems when
you do something that quickly."
Southern Bell began signing students
up for service Aug. 19, and will
continue to do so at a reduced rate
through Friday. The cost to have a
service installed for on-campus students
is $36.40, compared to $47 for beginning
a service off campus where phone jacks
are already installed.
"If there's trouble with your phone
you need to make sure that it's not in
your set," Crenshaw said.
Although any Federal Communica
tions Commission-approved phone can
be used in the jacks, there may be a
problem when trying to connect a desk
phone in a jack meant for a wall phone.
Crenshaw said that if a repairman has
to travel to repair a phone, the company
charges the customer $37.50 for the first
30 minutes of service. He suggests
plugging the phone into another outlet
before calling the phone company for
Some students have complained that
their service is taking too long to begin
working, but Crenshaw said the com
pany is on schedule.
On-campus phone service should
begin four business days after the
application is filled out by the customer,
and off-campus customers are supposed
to receive service between two and four
days after service is requested.
Student Activities Center to open in spring 1985
By MIKE ALLEN
The long awaited opening of the $33.8
million Student Activities Center on
South Campus is finally in sight.
Acccording to Ernest W. Williamson,
executive vice-president of the UNC
Educational Foundation, better known
as the Rams Club, the facility will open
in the spring of 1985.
Although the future home of Tar
Heel basketball has a completed roof,
superstructure and concrete facade, the
space for the basketball court is still dirt.
The Tar Heels will play their first game
in the new arena Nov. 30, 1985 against
The 21,600 seat arena, one of the
country's largest, was funded com
pletely by private donations from
members, of the Educational Founda
tion. In 1980, when the idea of the arena
DTD searches for a new house
By RUTHIE PIPKIN
Although the Delta Tau Delta fra
ternity house at 1 1 1 Pickard Lane was
condemned Aug. 1, the chapter views
the shutdown as a gateway to a new
, The 12 members of UNC's Delta Tau
Delta chapter, placed on alumni status
until their national headquarters
decides whether to recharter, hope to
secure a 10-year lease on the Pi Lamba
Phi house, 107 Fraternity Ct., which
was condemned in December.
Also offering a closed bid for a lease,
the Phi Kappa Sigmas were contacted
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Long lines formed Monday in the Student Stores textbook department
and more lines. Senior Larry "Bud" Broadway (upper left-hand corner,
while waiting to purchase his Health Ed. 33 text.
Court challenges SG's election rules
By JANET OLSON
A U.S. district court judge ruled
againsbhe University last week in a
decade-old reverse discrimination case
concerninng seats reserved for minor
ities on the Campus Governing Council
and the Student Supreme Court.
In his ruling, Judge Frank W. Bullock
Jr. said those policies which reserve
seats for blacks violate the equal
protection clause of the- 14th amend
ment to the U.S. Constitution.
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The center will be the home
was conceived, a $30 million goal was
set for the project. As donations
continued to pour in, officials added
by the Pi Lamba Phi national head
quarters after their name, along with
the Delta Tau Deltas and the members
of the Black Greek Council were
suggested by Steve Hutson, assistant
dean for fraternity affairs.
"I'm 95 percent sure well get a 10
year lease," said Harold Smith, Delta
Tau Delta president. "Our national
funding is one of the most solid in the
country, even if the bids (for the Pi
Lambda Phi house) are about the same
or ours is a little lower, well probably
Hutson said financing remained the
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The Student Constitution requires represented student body,
that the Campus Governing Council "Even though I think this campus is
include at least two members of a fairly progressive," Parker said, "I think
-minority race and two female menbershere's-iliAjdLanger that an inapprop
The Instrument of Judicial Governance " Hate representation might occur if this
requires that the undergraduate court's
30-member bench include eight minor
ity race members and 12 women.
Paul Parker, student body president,
said he believed the provision should
remain in the Constitution, as it is
important in maintaining a fairly
of 1935-S6 basketball games
$3.8 million more to the budget to pay
for an escalator, finishes for the
concourses and two extra lanes in the
major obstacle for black fraternities.
"Housing is a key issue for black
fraternities," he said. "It costs a lot to
build a new house and takes a long
period of alumni support."
Before anyone can move in, the Pi
Lamba Phi house must be repaired,
which will require national funds. "The
Delta Tau Deltas were very aggressive
and first contacted the Pi Lamba Phi
nationals," Hutson said.
Smith said the Delta Tau Deltas
expect to hear the Pi Lamba Phi's
decision by Oct. 1. Meanwhile,
members hope for a new start.
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as students began to settle back into the routine of lines, classes,
wearing shades) takes the opportunity to do some serious scoping
clause were not there."
Parker said he anticipated the case
continuing through appeal to the
Supreme Court level. He added that he
had no plans to remove the clause
requiring minority representation from
the Constitution until Student Govern
10 lane, a 50 meter swimming pool
which has seating space for 1,250
spectators and will be used for UNC
swimming meets as well as the ACC
tournament. So far, total contributions
add up to 8.57 million, almost $5 million
more than the complex cost.
In return for contributions toward
the building fund, Rams Club members
receive the right to purchase basketball
tickets. Contrary to some earlier
rumors, members will not receive free
For contributions of $5,000 to $1
million, 1,961 members have been
promised 7,972 tickets. Members who
donated $50,000 or more to athletic
scholarships will be guaranteed 1,480
seats and all members who pledged
$10,000 or more to the building fund
will be given four to eight seats for life,
depending on amount given. Members
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ment members met to discuss their
opinion of the case.
. Susan Ehringhaus, assistant to the
chancellor, "said she had not had a
chance to review the court's decision,
and declined comment.
The case has undergone several
appeals, both by the University and the
plaintiffs in the case, since the. original
judgment. Ehringhaus said a decision
has not yet been made about the
University appealing further.
can will seats to others upon their death.
Also, members who give $10,000 or
more will receive free parking in the lot
adjacent to the arena. Total Rams Club
seating is 9,452, while students and
faculty will be allotted 12,500 seats for
each home basketball game. As far as
the pilblic is concerned, all basketball
games have already been sold out.
Inside the complex, Rams Club
members may enjoy a 7,000 square foot
"donor's" room complete with dining
area and a wide-screen television set.
This room and all other Rams Club
facilities inside the SAC will be open
to the University when not in use and
may be rented out. There is also a 3,000
square foot memorabilia room housing
awards, pictures, and other items of
historical interest to Tar Heel sports
See SAC on page 3
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By DAN TILLMAN
Kensington Trace condominiums
sounded like an ideal place to live for
the 200 students who signed leases after
Benchmark Atlantic Co. began adver
tising in the spring. Many of those
students are having second thoughts
about their housing choice after arriving
in Chapel Hill last week and finding
that their furnished condominiums were
not ready for occupancy.
Instead of settling into their new
homes this week, students planning to
live in Kensington Trace are being
temporarily housed in the Holiday Inn
of Chapel Hill, the Sheraton University
Center in Durham and the Village
Apartments in Carrboro, according to
Diana James, poroperty manager at
The condominiums, advertised with
"guaranteed fall occupancy," were
scheduled to be ready in time for
students to move in as soon as they
arrrived in Chapel Hill in mid-August,
According to Michele McCaskill, a
sophomore from Asheville.who will be
living in the development when it is
"It made us mad that they guaranteed
it would be ready by the time school
started," McCaskill said. "Now they're
saying we can move in on the 7th of
September." McCaskill said she was
informed by the developers that the
large amount of rain in the area this
summer delayed construction.
"There's no way Benchmark Atlantic
could have known it would rain for
three weeks in July and cause construc
' tion delays," James said.
Some students said they were not
contacted by Kensington and informed
of the completion delays. "I heard
through the grapevine this summer that
they (the"cbndos) weren't ready," said
Natalie Tindol, a sophomore from
Gastonia. Tindol said she and her three
roommates were assured the condom
iniums would be ready when they came
back to school. "They promised they'd
be ready, but wouldn't write out a
contract," Tindol said. "They told us
they'd get in touch if they weren't
ready," she said, "They said they'd put
us up in apartments or hotels and pay
Students whose condominiums are
scheduled to be ready early in Sep
tember are staying in the Holiday Inn
and the Sheraton, according to James.
She said Benchmark hopes the condos
willl be ready for occupancy by Sept.
7, but the final decision will be up to
The Holiday Inn reports an indefinite
reservation of 36 double rooms under
Kensington Trace's name and the
Sheraton in Durham has 20 double and
one single room reserved through Sept.
6. Students who will be waiting longer
for their condominiums to be completed
are living in the Village Apartments at
the expense of Benchmark Atlantic
Co., James said.
Mark Borowicz, afjunior from New
Bern, is one of the students temporarily
living in the Villages. He said Bench
See KENSINGTON on page 4