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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 92, Issue 74
Tuesday, October 30, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By RUTHIE PIPKIN
1980 independent Presidental candi
date and head of the National Unity
Party John Anderson endorsed Gov.
Jim Hunt in his race for the Senate seat
now held by Jesse Helms yesterday in
"I'm not here to seek votes for myself
but to solicit your aid and support of
Gov. Hunt in his bid for U.S. Senate,"
Anderson said to a crowd of about 800.
A former Republican from Illinois,
Anderson said he left the party in 1980
when the new right wing gained power.
Helms more than any other individual
represents the radical right wing of the
Republican Party, Anderson said.
"In April of 1980, the Republican
Party was being captured by an intol
erant, selfish band of ideologues who
called themselves the new right wing,"
Anderson said. "They were not new at
all. They appealed not to the hopes of
people but to their fears.
"It was and remains old-fashioned
intolerance, simply operating under a
That wing can not tolerate new ideas,
religious or political diversity, the weak,
the poor and the defenseless, Anderson
In a statement applauded by the
students he said it applied to, Anderson
added, "They have an intolerance for
dissent and the right of dissenters to
He said he was opposed by the radical
right wing while running for re-election
as a representative in 1978. "The
cardinal sin I committed was to publicly
challenge the ruthlessness and mean
Early preregistration suggested
By WAYNE GRIMSLEY
Students who wait until Friday
afternoon to preregister may get the
door closed in front of them at 5 p.m.,
the associate director of registration
Ben Perry said students should
preregister as early as possible to avoid
the Friday afternoon rush.
"We always have it," Perry said. He
said many , students .were unable to
preregister because they lagged behind.
Some students discover they have to
pay a fine or they won't be allowed to
preregister, he said. And late students
can't pay the fine because the cashier's
office in Bynum Hall closes at 3:30 p.m.
Forum on El Salvador tonight
The Institute for Latin American
Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill is spon
soring a forum that will address the
Salvadoran death squads and the
alleged links between Sen. Jesse Helms
and Roberto d'Aubuisson, said to be
responsible for the right wing squads
terrorizing El Salvador.
Investigative journalist Craig Peyes
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By ANDY MILLER
A teen-ager's suicide has a devastat
ing impact on the victim's family, a
professor at the UNC School of Nursing
Margaret Miles, professor of clinical
nursing, said: "The grief of the parent
is long-lasting. Some parents say they
never get over it, they only get better.
"The family (after the suicide) should
seek some kind of counseling to help
them," said Miles, who has done
extensive research on the effects of a
child's death on the parents and other
Miles has spent much of her career
as a counselor for families who have
had a child die from illness, accident
or suicide. Her pamphlet, The Grief of
Parents When a Child Dies, has sold
more than 20,000 copies. Recently she
was interviewed by local media about
her reaction to an advanced screening
of the CBS movie Silence of the Heart.
The movie, which will be broadcast
tonight at 9 p.m., deals with a 17-year-old's
suicide and the reaction of his
family and friends.
Teen-age suicide in the United States
has increased alarmingly in recent years.
The suicide rate among 15- to 19-year-olds
has increased 200 percent in the
last two decades, according to statistics
cited by USA Today. Between 5,000 and
10,000 teen-agers take their own lives
each year. In North Carolina, the
suicide rate among 15- to 19-year-olds
increased 27 percent between 1977 and
1982, according to statistics compiled
by the Raleigh News And Observer.
Miles said the parents of a suicide
victim usually experienced strong guilt
"The parents may feel guilt for things
related to the death like having a
gun in the house, or not being around,"
she said. "A lot of these things (feelings)
"Parents think they should have been
better parents, but most do a pretty
spirit of the new right wing," Anderson
said. Anderson won the nomination and
"In 1980, I was really struck with the
political vengeance - the right wing
voted and worked to cleanse the country
of any taint of political moderation,"
"Even though the Republican Party
has moved away from progressive ideas,
it still has a long way to go before it
catches up with Jesse Helms," Anderson
Anderson called Helms a radical and
the new right wing a political side-show.
"He's out of touch with the times,"
Chairman of Independents for
Mondale-Ferraro, Anderson said he
generally did not give political endor
sements but could not ignore the Hunt
Helms race. "I have deliberately
refrained from endorsing many candi
dates to keep my status as an independ
ent, but I felt this race was crucial
because it represented the new right,"
Anderson urged students to work for
Hunt to lessen the impact of the $14
million to $15 million Helms has spent
on the Senate race. "They've raised the
ante," he said. "We need young people
like you to engage your muscle power
in the remaining weeks of the campaign
to make up for the spending orgy by
Sen. Jesse Helms."
Anderson called Student Body Pres
ident Paul Parker Friday and said he
would like to come to the University
and speak while on his way to South
Perry said students should seek
approval from their advisers and
preregister earlier in the week, because
"Students who fail to preregister lose
their priority," he said.
Students can preregister in 01 Hanes
Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All majors
should see their advisers and get an
approval form. Business majors can
pick up preregistration forms at 109
Carroll Hall. Evening college students
can preregister from until Nov. 6 from
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday
and until 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Sophomores should make an appoint
ment with their advisers through Nov.
7. Freshmen should make one Nov. 8
through Nov. 28.
will present the theory that Helms,
linked with d'Aubisson by Senate
candidate Gov. Jim Hunt, and a
member of Helm's staff will present the
Senator's viewpoint. The moderator
will be political science Professor
The discussion will begin at 7:30
tonight in Hamilton 100.
good job of parenting. A lot of things
are not under the parents' control."
Miles pointed out that the victim's
siblings also might experience strong
Parents of a suicide victim also must
cope with a stigma attached to them
by other people. Miles said. "People
tend to label parents as related to the
cause of death," she said.
"The first year (after the death) is very
difficult," Miles said. The parents, she
said, will experience loneliness and a
yearning for the child that will reoccur
later in life, especially when a friend of
the victim graduates or gets married.
A suicide also has an impact on the
victim's peer group, but Miles said that
not much research had been done in
"I am concerned with the peer
group," she said. "Teen-agers have a
hard time dealing with death."
Silence of the Heart emphasizes the
By ANDY MILLER
The first time Margaret Miles encoun
tered the tragedy of a teen-ager's suicide,
she was a young nurse at Pittsburgh's
Miles was the only nurse on duty in
the emergency room, and a 16-year-old
who had just shot himself was brought
in by ambulance.
"It turned out to be my brother's best
friend," she said in a recent interview.
"It was a very traumatic evening. I
stayed with his lather until he died.
When Miles switched to pediatrics
nursing, she was often referred to
children who were dying. She begun to
focus her career on counseling grieving
parents, and researching the impact of
a child's death on a family. For more
than 20 years now. she has helped
parents who have had a child die from
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No homecoming queen this year, guys
By RUTHIE PIPKIN
When UNC alumni return for home
coming Nov. II, they'll find things a
They can still cheer for the team and
sing along with the band during "Hark
the Sound," but those holding their
breath for the crowning of the home
coming queen better not.
Instead of the smiling visions of
rhinestone tiaras and ribboned roses
that have captured hearts on homecom
UNC professor says the death 's
impact on families is devastating
search by everyone involved for the
reasons behind the suicide. Miles said.
"That's one of the major things that
happens after a suicide."
The movie, she said, may help teen
agers pick up clues of another's impend
ing suicide attempt. "It certainly will
help parents who have had a child
commit suicide not feel so alone."
Miles said the film also successfully
portrayed the fragileness of adolescents,
the difficulty of parenting, and the
marital conflicts that occur when a child
She said organizations such as
Compassionate Friends and local
suicide support groups helped families
cope with the trauma of an adolescent's
But counseling the family is a difficult
task. Miles said. "It takes a lot of
patience (by the counselor)," she said.
"The progress is at first very slow. They
(the family) needs to talk about the
for her work in counseling parents
illness, accident or suicide.
Her research has produced a pam
phlet, 777 Grief of a Parent When a
Child Dies, which has sold more than
20,000 copies. Miles intended it "to help
parents know that their feelings were
normal, and to help them understand
the problems they have."
She has counseled many parents who
have had a child die from illness and
sudden infant death syndrome, which
she said was "similar to suicide in that
it is sudden and unexpected, and the
person is seemingly well."
The parents of a chronically ill child.
Miles said, face tremendous stress as
the child experiences illness, pain and
a changing body image.
She also counseled the families of the
victims of the 1981 Hyatt-Regency
disaster in Kansas City, where many
people died after a elevated walkway
collapsed inside the hotel.
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ings past, this year's honored student
will be selected for demonstrating
school spirit, said Jennie Edmundson,
Carolina Athletic Association
Homecoming halftime will climax
when top University officials award the
student-elected winner a plaque for
exemplifying Tar Heel pride, Edmund
She said the change was caused by
a lack of interest in electing a queen.
About 1,200 of 20,000 students voted
situation over and over. Some counse
lors have a hard time listening to that
pain and dealing with it."
Researchers at Western Carolina
University have recently completed a
study of teen-age suicides. Judith
Stillion, a psychology professor at
WCU who helped conduct the research,
said suicide was now the second leading
cause of death of older adolescents, after
accidents. And some of those accidents,
Stillion said, "are sub-intentional
suicides not actually suicides, but the
person pushes to do things that might
Miles said an individual who attemp
ted suicide often had "a lack of self
esteem a feeling of inadequacy . . .
of not meeting their own and their
Silence of the Heart may make the
viewer more aware of the issues involved
in teen-age suicide, she said.
Miles came to UNC in July from the
University of Kansas, and teaches
graduate students in the School of
She said, "There is always more to
know in this field."
The incident in Pittsburgh, when she
was a young nurse, had a significant
impact on her. she said. "Every time
I returned to Pittsburgh after that, I
would see his (the victim's) parents in
the neighborhood. 1 was always
haunted by the sadness in their eyes."
Miles earned a doctorate in counsel
ing psychology from the University of
Missouri, and also has master's degrees
in counselor education, pediatric nurs
ihg and general nursing. She has
received several awards for her work.
Judith Stillion, professor of psychol
ogy at Western Carolina University,
said Miles "is widely respected, and is
recognized as a pioneer in her field."
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last year, slightly more than 5 percent.
Also, some organizations told
Edmundson they would not encourage
members to participate because of the
humiliation last year when a gag
candidate was elected.
Graduates and undergraduates,
males and females are eligible for the
award. The winner will receive dinner
for two at Slug's, the option to buy two
ACC tournament basketball ticket
packets, the plaque and a five-year
alumni membership following
Nomination forms will be available
today through Nov. 6. All forms must
be turned into the CAA in Suite A in
the Student Union by Nov. 16. Appli
cations require a $10 entry-fee and a
paragraph telling why the student was
Ready to go
Chief justice moves in
By MIKE ALLEN
After weathering a minor storm of
controversy surrounding his appoint
ment as UNC Student Supreme Court
Chief Justice, Scott Norberg, a second
year law student from Chapel Hill, has
settled into his position.
Norberg, who was
appointed to the posi
tion Oct. 10 by Stu
dent Body President
Paul Parker, served
as Student Body Pres
ident in 1981-82.
whether Norberg was
from the executive
branches to render unbiased
Norberg said his knowledge of
Student Government would help him
understand and fulfill his position. "This
will be a good way to put to good use
my past experience in Student Govern
ment." he said.
Campus Governing Council member
Doug Berger proposed an amendment
that would have required chief justices
to serve on the Student Supreme Court
one year and judge at least one case.
Although the amendment was defeated.
Norberg said he understood the CGC's
concern, but added he did not think
such an amendment necessary.
"Historically, the chief justice has
never been appointed from the court."
he said. "Clearly I was the most
By DAVE SCHMIDT
The University shuttle, which has
bypassed the heart of Scott Residence
College since August, is scheduled to
resume evening service down Stadium
Drive on Nov. 17.
U-buses that stop at Health Affairs
area on their way to parking lots after
6:30 p.m. or so weeknights and all day
weekends will pick up commuters at
Parker, Teague and Avery dormitories
Biruta Nielsen, the University official
in charge of changes in campus routes,
said the date is a target and not a
certainty. She finalized plans to reroute
the U-buses more than two weeks ago
but said she needed time to publicize
the changes and get revised schedules
Buses and distribution racks will
carry the schedules three or four days
before the route change occurs, said Bob
Godding, director of transportation at
Chapel Hill Transit.
Outcry from SRC residents over the
U-bus route arose earlier this semester.
"It really wasn't the inconvenience,"
SRC Governor Pete Fields said. "It was
the girls walking at night down Stadium
Parker and Avery girls forced to walk
500 yards from Wilson Library or Chase
Union bus stops at night risked being
attacked, Fields said. Several attacks on
students occurred around Stadium
Drive last year.
Hall senators in SRC dormitories
circulated petitions calling for U-bus
service that about 72 percent of the
residents signed, but Fields credited
Campus Governing Council member
Wyatt Closs and very cooperative U
bus officials with getting the route
Nielsen said she didn't think it was
necessary to deal with SRC government
directly, s;o she worked with Closs. After
meeting with him she agreed to take
a passenger count at Health Affairs.
"I was trying to see the ratio of people
who very definitely are students going
from one point of the campus to the
other, as opposed to those at Health
Affairs going to the parking lots (at F
Lot and the Student Activities Center),"
she said. Most passengers after 6:30
p.m., the study showed, went to the
residence halls or boarded at the
Although commuters at Health
Affairs will face bus rides as long as
25 minutes when the route switches to
Stadium Drive, Nielsen said the Uni
versity could not afford extra buses to
accommodate both areas.
Godding said he felt nighttime service
to residence halls was important and
that the change would improve rider
ship. The route change which began in
August probably contributed most to
the 10-20 percent drop in U-bus rid
ership this semester, he said.
All members of the court have equal
power, Norberg said. "Each member
has one vote. The only thing different
between me and the other members is
that I am responsible for organizing the
The court is responsible for hearing
cases involving disputes between, for
example, two branches of Student
Government or between an individual
and a branch. An example of a recent
case was the dispute over election laws
surrounding the election of Daily Tar
Heel Editor Jeff L. Hiday last year.
The court also decides questions of
interpretation and validity involving the
Student Code, Student Constitution
and court casebooks.
Norberg expects the overall amount
of work involved in his position to be
relatively light, but said the workload
becomes very heavy when a case comes
up. On the average only one or two
cases are heard by the court each year,
and Norberg wants to keep it that way.
"People should not try to bring every
dispute before the court," he said.
One major project this year is
organizing and updating court records,
which Norberg said were in a state of
disarray. "The Student Code calls for
the chief justice to appoint a court clerk.
Last year's court didn't have one, but
I plan to appoint one this year," he said.
"The supreme court is ve:y different, .
very separate from the other branches
of Student Government. The court is
only visible when a case comes up,"
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